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Upstate Couple Sentenced for Drug Charges

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

Contact Person: Jamie L. Schoen (864) 282-2100

Greenville, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Norman W. Jefferson, age 51, of Greenville, South Carolina, and Roshaundra A. Griffin, age 46, of Anderson, South Carolina were sentenced today in federal court in Greenville, South Carolina, for Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841.  Jefferson was also sentenced for one count Possession of a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). United States District Judge Bruce H. Hendricks of Charleston sentenced Jefferson to one day imprisonment and Griffin to five years’ probation on the drug conspiracy charge, and sentenced Jefferson to sixty months for Possession of a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime. 

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that in January and February of 2016, Griffin and Jefferson conducted multiple sales of crack cocaine from their residence.  In March of 2016, Greenville Police Department obtained and executed a search of their residence.  Officers located Jefferson in possession of a loaded Ruger .380 caliber pistol and both individuals in close proximity to crack cocaine.  Drug paraphernalia was located throughout the house. 

The case was investigated by agents of ATF and the Greenville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office prosecuted the case.


Updated March 22, 2017

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