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Union Man on Supervised Release Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

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

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — William Michael Hall, of Union, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine. Hall had been released from federal prison in April of 2020, following a 10-year sentence for a previous federal drug offense, and was still on federal supervised release at the time of the incident.

Evidence presented to the court showed that in early 2021, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration learned that Hall was receiving large shipments of drugs through the mail. Additionally, agents seized telephone messages between Hall and a drug distributor in Ohio showing that Hall had been supplying the distributor with large quantities of fentanyl and other drugs since at least August of 2020. Finally, on July 29, 2021, deputies with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office intercepted a courier Hall had recruited to transport drugs from Atlanta. A search of the courier’s vehicle revealed approximately one kilogram of fentanyl and five kilograms of methamphetamine. Deputies also determined that Hall was traveling in tandem with the courier in a nearby vehicle.   

United States District Judge Donald C. Coggins sentenced Hall to 210 months imprisonment, to be followed by a five-year term of court-ordered supervision. Furthermore, because Hall was on federal supervised release at the time of his offense, the court sentenced him to serve an additional 30 months in prison consecutive to the sentence imposed, bringing his total sentence to 20 years. There is no parole in the federal system.  

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Schoen is prosecuting the case.

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Contact

Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist, veronica.hill@usdoj.gov, (803) 929-3000

Updated February 7, 2024

Topic
Drug Trafficking