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Mountville Man Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court to Possession With Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Corey Rashad Yeargin, age 24, of Mountville, South Carolina, pled guilty in federal court in Greenville, pursuant to an indictment for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.  United States District Court Judge Timothy M. Cain accepted the plea and will impose sentence after United States Probation prepares a presentence investigation report.  Yeargin faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

Evidence presented by the government during the plea established that on October 5, 2016, members of the Laurens County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) executed a search warrant at a residence in Cross Hill, South Carolina. LCSO Deputies heard gunfire as they approached the residence and detained multiple individuals, including Yeargin, at the residence.  LCSO located a bag containing 13 grams of crack cocaine in Yeargin’s pocket. 

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and ATF investigated the case.  Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen is prosecuting the case.



Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Updated August 30, 2017

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