Three South Carolina Residents Arrested for Stolen Firearms, Drug Trafficking Charges
North Charleston narcotics investigators have arrested three suspects on conspiracy, drug trafficking, and firearms charges after an investigation revealed the group was trafficking heroin from out of state.
Deon Dorsey, 29, was arrested and charged with trafficking heroin. Zykia Coles was also arrested during the traffic stop that netted Dorsey, and charged with trafficking heroin. A third suspect, Dwayne Barbour, was charged with conspiracy to violate South Carolina narcotics laws.
According to the investigation, officers began to monitor Dorsey, who they believed was trafficking a large amount of heroin into Charleston from out of state. Dorsey frequently drove to northern states to pick up heroin and take it back to South Carolina for distribution, which could count as a federal drug charge. During a traffic stop on March 15th, police found 552.3 grams of heroin on Coles, who was a passenger in Dorsey’s vehicle. The estimated street value of that amount of heroin is $193,305.
Officers took Dorsey’s vehicle into custody, then executed a search warrant of his house. There, police found two firearms, drug packaging equipment, and a large amount of cash. Another search warrant, executed at a second location, found more cash and firearms, one of which had been reported stolen from the Berkeley Count Sheriff’s Office.
Drug Trafficking, Conspiracy, Federal Drug and Gun Charges in South Carolina
If you have been arrested and charged for a drug crime in South Carolina, this could mean many things. Drug trafficking penalties in South Carolina are severe, and federal drug charges could mean long prison sentences and very steep court fines. Add firearms charges to that, and you are facing serious penalties.
In many Federal drug charges cases, there are several Federal investigators, co-conspirators, undercover informants, wiretap or electronic evidence, as well testimony from co-conspirators who may have cut a deal in exchange for information that led to other arrests, including possibly your own. This information could be obtained under duress, or a “witness” could lie or exaggerate in their testimony in order to get a better plea deal.
If you are facing drug trafficking charges, the South Carolina drug charges defense attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
The Strom Law Firm Defends Drug Trafficking Charges, Including Federal Drug and Gun Charges, in South Carolina
If you face serious drug charges, from possession to trafficking to conspiracy, you may feel afraid and alone. However, you have the right to challenge these charges and are entitled to aggressive representation. Contact a South Carolina drug charges defense attorney at the Strom Law Firm for help. We offer free, confidential consultations to evaluate your charges and how the charges may be contested, so contact us today for help. 803.252.4800