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Marcus Kitchens and Terry Lanford Charged In Spartanburg County Drug Scandal

The U.S. Attorney's office announced the arrest of Marcus Kitchens, Spartanburg County's Clerk of Court and Terry Glenn Lanford, a Spartanburg real estate developer, for conspiring to steal and sell drugs (cocaine and methamphetamine) from an evidence room at the Spartanburg County Courthouse. Kitchens and Lanford have been officially charged with … [Read more...]

35 Arrests in Sumter County Drug Sting

According to the Sumter Item, The Sumter Police Department arrested thirty-five people last Thursday and Friday as part of Operation DEU, or Drug Enforcement Undertaking, an extensive undercover effort. Capt. Alvin Holston said the SPD's Organized Crime and Vice Control unit targeted street-level drug dealers over the past six to 12 months, and … [Read more...]

Cocaine Sentencing Change on the Horizon

Attorney General Eric Holder has joined supporters in erasing the disparity in sentences for crack cocaine and cocaine crimes. During a legal discussion sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus he said: “One thing is very clear: We must review our federal cocaine sentencing policy.” On a more local note, on June 15, 2009, the Honorable Cameron … [Read more...]

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