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Two Defendants Charged in Drug Distribution Conspiracy and Federal Firearms Violations

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

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — A federal grand jury in Charleston returned a five-count indictment against Antwon Rashad Brown, a/k/a “Blee,” 28, of Charleston, and Antonio Shamar Fyall, III, 19, of Charleston.

Brown is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  Fyall is charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance.

Following the indictment, federal law enforcement officers placed a legal hold on the property where the illegal activity occurred. Federal law enforcement officers also seized an additional piece of property, several thousand dollars of cash, and firearms associated with the drug distribution conspiracy.

Brown faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted and is currently detained pending trial. Fyall faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison if convicted and is currently on bond pending trial.

This case is prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Charleston Police Department, and Charleston County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Lietzow is prosecuting the case. 

United States Attorney Adair F. Boroughs stated that all charges in the indictment are merely accusations and that defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.



Derek Shoemake, Public Information Officer, U.S. Attorney’s Office,, (843) 813-0982

Updated November 7, 2022

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