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Spartanburg Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Marijuana Through Greenville Spartanburg Airport

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

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Raquentin Kendrick Gray-Miller, 34, of Spartanburg, was sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy.

Evidence presented to the court showed that on Jan. 25, 2022, Gray-Miller and another man flew into Greenville Spartanburg International Airport with suitcases containing approximately 50 pounds of marijuana. The traffickers loaded the marijuana into a coconspirator’s vehicle and drove into a parking garage beside the terminal. While attempting to transfer some of the marijuana into another vehicle, two men drove up and attempted to rob the traffickers at gunpoint. A gunfight broke out in the parking garage between two of Gray-Miller’s coconspirators and the robbers. Dozens of shots were fired and one of the traffickers was severely injured before the robbers fled in their car.

United States District Judge Henry M. Herlong sentenced Gray-Miller to 24 months imprisonment, to be followed by a two-year term of court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the FBI Columbia Field Office, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, and the GSP Airport Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Schoen is prosecuting the case.



Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist,, (803) 929-3000

Updated January 29, 2024

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