Three Men Busted for Selling Heroin

Three Men Arrested for Selling Heroin at Gas Station

heroinThree men were arrested early on Wednesday, April 23rd, at a gas station in Bowman, SC for selling heroin.

Orangeburg County deputies were called to the gas station around 8 AM because a car had been sitting at a gas station pump and hadn’t moved for over an hour. Reportedly, when police arrived, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the car. When officers asked the three men inside the car for identification, they could not provide the vehicle owner’s name or registration, nor could they say why they were in Orangeburg or where they were going.

A K9 officer searched the vehicle, and officers found a .22 caliber rifle in the trunk of the car, wrapped in a jacket. Deputies also found 5 packets of heroin hidden in a sock.

The three suspects arrested on heroin charges are Cedrick Burnett, 18, Frieson Wilson III, 25 and Marquan Gibbs, 23 all from North Carolina.

Drug Trafficking Charges in South Carolina: Cocaine, Marijuana, Heroin

Federal and State drug crime charges in South Carolina carry some of the stiffest penalties in the nation. When faced with a drug charge, you need a lawyer who knows how the system works and will fight to protect your rights. Drug cases in particular need to be examined from every angle, in many cases are subject to mandatory minimum sentences, and aggressive representation can protect your future.

Defendants facing drug penalties in South Carolina can be punished with a monetary fine and mandatory minimum sentences of up to life in prison with no chance of parole, depending on:

•       the amount of drugs involved

•       whether the case is brought in state or federal district court, and

•       how many prior drug offenses a defendant has.

Trafficking charges are based upon the weight of the drug you are in possession of:

•       Ten grams of cocaine

•       Four grams of heroin

•       Ten pounds of marijuana

Additional drug penalties include:

  • Asset forfeiture
  • Impounding of your car
  • Seizure of your home or property if drugs were found on the premises
  • Seizure of cash
  • Loss of business or professional licenses
  • Restrictions on owning guns or firearms

Penalties for drug trafficking can include a minimum sentencing of 25 years. Trafficking and distribution offenses are considered violent, no-parole offenses and a conviction can certainly have you serving the full time you are sentenced to.

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Drug Charges, Including Heroin Trafficking and Gun Charges

The marijuana, heroin, drug, an gun charges attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC will aggressively defend your case, whether you are under investigation or have been arrested for marijuana or gun charges in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina as well as the Federal Courts in Georgia. Drug charges need to be examined from every angle, and in many cases are subject to mandatory minimum sentences. If you have been charged with possession, trafficking, or manufacturing drugsthe attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today by calling (803)252-4800.

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