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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Newberry Felon Sentenced to 327 Months Imprisonment for Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of Distribution of Crack Cocaine

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Javis Royale Wise, age 29, of Newberry, was sentenced in federal court in Greenville for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).  United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks, of Charleston, sentenced Wise to 327 months imprisonment and 5 years supervised release.

Evidence presented at the change of plea and sentencing hearings established that in the Spring of 2016, Wise made numerous sales of crack cocaine from his residence in Newberry, South Carolina. Newberry Police Department, Newberry Sheriff’s Office, and SLED executed a search warrant at the home in July of 2016. Law enforcement recovered crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, over 50 rounds of ammunition, and a stolen, loaded Hi-Point 9mm handgun. Wise had numerous prior convictions including Robbery, Assault Upon an Employee of a Correctional Facility, Assault and Battery First Degree, Assault and Battery Second Degree, Distribution of Crack Cocaine, Resisting Arrest, and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. 

The case was investigated by ATF, the Newberry Police Department, Newberry Sheriff’s Office, and SLED. Assistant United States Attorneys Jamie Lea Schoen prosecuted to case.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Jamie Lea Schoen (864) 282-2100
Updated September 18, 2018