Multiple Defendants Plead Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Firearms Charges in Federal Gang Prosecution
Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Joshua Randall, age 30, Brandon Randall, age 29, and Lee Tracy Riggins, Jr., age 27, pled guilty to participating in a drug conspiracy that operated in the Florence, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach areas of South Carolina. In addition, Joshua Randall pled guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and Lee Tracy Riggins, Jr., pled guilty to conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Joshua Randall faces the possibility of life imprisonment as a result of his guilty plea, while Brandon Randall and Lee Tracy Riggins, Jr. face possible sentences of imprisonment of 20 years and 40 years respectively.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Moorman and Assistant U.S. Attorney Everett McMillian are prosecuting the case.
Moorman told the Court during proceedings that these Defendants, working with other co-defendants, distributed heroin, cocaine, and/or marijuana to customers in Florence and Myrtle Beach.
The investigation has targeted members of the Billie East Side Bloods, a set of the United Blood Nation, and others who formed an agreement to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana in South Carolina, and to traffic in and possess firearms for the purpose of advancing the drug conspiracy.
The investigation was and is being conducted by the FBI, the DEA, the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, the Horry County Police Department, the Myrtle Beach Police Department, the North Myrtle Beach Police Department, and the Georgetown Police Department.