A South Carolina drug dealer, who consumed a large quantity of cocaine during a police chase, will be spending the next 33 years in prison.  The man was charged this past November for conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of crack-cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and use of a communication device in furtherance of drug trafficking.

During the police chase, the man consumed such a large quantity of cocaine that he spent the next two weeks in the hospital recovering from the effects.  It is also reported that, due to the fact that he endangered others during the chase, his prison sentence was enhanced as a result.

Police report that the man had sold powdered and crack cocaine in central South Carolina between 1998 and 2011.  This was also revealed by prosecutors during the trial. Prosecutors also presented several threatening phone calls by the man threatening another drug dealer; however, no injuries ever came of these phone calls.

If you have been charged with a serious drug offense, it is important you retain competent counsel immediately.  Without counsel, police officers can elicit incriminating statements from suspected persons and use these statements against these people at trial.  For a consultation, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP at 803-548-4444 or toll-free at 877-374-5999.