Two Members of Multi-State Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced on Thursday
Contact Person: Andy Moorman (864) 282-2100
Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Beth Drake announced that two members of a large, multi-state drug trafficking organization were sentenced on Thursday, February 9, 2017, in federal district court. Mister T. Crocker, age 36 from Columbia, and Lashaun Fair, age 37 from Anderson, were members of a drug trafficking organization that operated for approximately 13 years in multiple states, including South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas. During the course of the conspiracy, members of the conspiracy distributed millions of dollars’ worth of cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Moorman, lead Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Attorney, was the lead prosecutor. OCDETF is a program administered by the Department of Justice that targets large scale, multi-state drug trafficking organizations.
Moorman told the Court during proceedings involving Crocker and Fair about their respective roles in the conspiracy. According to Moorman, Crocker was arrested on July 1, 2014, with co-defendant Kelvin Fulton after purchasing approximately 180 grams of cocaine from co-defendant Walter Lee in Anderson, South Carolina. Fair was a significant cocaine distributor in Anderson, South Carolina, whom federal agents observed leaving a home in Anderson on November 3, 2014, after purchasing a kilogram of cocaine from the organization’s source of supply, who lived in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Court sentenced Crocker to 30 months imprisonment and Fair to 60 months imprisonment for their respective roles in this organization.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Anderson Police Department, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenville Department of Public Safety, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the Franklin County (GA) Sheriff’s Office, and the Douglas County (GA) Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.