Myrtle Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges in Federal Court
Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Jason Jarvis Parker, age 36, of Myrtle Beach, entered a guilty plea in federal court in Florence to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of a quantity of heroin and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine, a quantity of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base, all in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1). United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell, of Florence, accepted the plea and will impose sentence after a pre-sentence report is prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.
This case was part of an investigation conducted by state and federal agents into the sale of illegal drugs in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. On August 28, 2017, agents made a controlled purchase of heroin from Parker. Agents made additional controlled purchases of heroin from Parker on September 6, 2017 and September 20, 2017. After the last purchase, agents arrested Parker during a traffic stop and found him in possession of over 28 grams of cocaine base and quantity amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine.
Ms. Lydon stated the defendant faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 40 years and a fine of $5,000,000.
The case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Florence, and the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Drug Enforcement Unity (DEU). Assistant United States Attorney Christopher D. Taylor of the Florence office handled the case.