Charleston Drug Dealer Finally Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Charges

North Charleston Drug Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years on Trafficking Charges

trafficking chargesA notorious drug dealer from North Charleston has finally been sentenced to 25 years in prison for numerous counts of drug trafficking charges in the area.

Charles Tramane Myers was found guilty on October 8th for charges of trafficking in cocaine third-offense, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana first-offense. Myers has past convictions for drug trafficking and possession, which led to the judge’s decision to sentence him to prison for 25 years.

Myers has also previously been convicted for resisting arrest, possession of cocaine and crack cocaine, unlawful carrying of a firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, giving false information to police, and trafficking charges forCharleston Drug Dealer Finally Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Chargers cocaine.

The sentencing comes from an arrest made in October 2012. In July of that year, police received an anonymous tip that Myers, already well-known to Charleston police, had moved his operation into North Charleston. Narcotics investigators began an undercover surveillance operation outside of the reported house, and for two months of investigating, Myers was seen entering and leaving the home at all times of day, frequently leaving to make street-level narcotics deals.

After gathering evidence, on October 26th, 2012, North Charleston Police executed a search warrant on the home. Prosecutors said that police officers immediately found Myers inside a vehicle parked near the home, smoking marijuana. Inside the vehicle, officers found a digital scale, marijuana, a marijuana grinder, and baggies of drugs, which indicated that Myers was still trafficking drugs.

Inside the house, investigators found 31.9 grams of cocaine, and 170 grams of marijuana, which was enough to issue trafficking charges.

Myers reportedly admitted to police officers that the cocaine and marijuana were his.

Penalties for Drug Trafficking in South Carolina

The penalties for a drug trafficking conviction in South Carolina are severe. Your rights, freedom, and future are at stake.

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.

Drug 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

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 Defend Drug Trafficking Charges

Drug charges, including methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or prescription drugs, need to be examined from every angle, and in many cases are subject to mandatory minimum sentences. Aggressive representation can protect your future. Drug crime charges and drug busts in South Carolina are very serious. The drug possession and drug trafficking lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC,  include a former United States Attorney and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, a former Public Defender, and a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor. Mr. Strom has been given an AV-Rating, the highest ranking possible, from the respected legal guide Martindale-Hubble. If you have been charged with possession, trafficking, or manufacturing drugs, the 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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