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11:40 am on Thursday April 4, 2013

In case of brother's overdose on cocaine, plea deal rejected

Deangelo Rashard Mitchell is accused of persuading his brother to ingest a fatal dose of cocaine in the back of a police cruiser. On Thursday he rejected a plea deal that would have given him 15 years.
1:35 am on Tuesday February 5, 2013

Former doctor at Lowcountry Medical Group pleads guilty to selling painkillers in exchange for cocaine

Doctor (David) Vincent Rhodes. The Beaufort area watched with much interest as a DEA raid took place at the Lowcountry Medical Group in May of 2012 and Doctor (David) Vincent Rhodes shortly thereafter arrested.  Now word has come that Rhodes has...
9:53 am on Friday August 24, 2012

18 Beaufort County residents charged in drug investigation

Flickr user Rob! The U.S. Attorney's Office has announced that a grand jury has indicted 18 Beaufort County residents that have been accused by the DEA of selling cocaine and prescription pills, namely Oxycodone. I'll point you to The Island Packet'...
6:21 am on Wednesday December 21, 2011

Man dead after older brother allegedly tells him to eat drugs in cop car (Updated)

Older brother Deangelo Mitchell on the right while in the back of the cruiser.Update December 21: Older brother Deangelo Mitchell has been arrested and granted a $400,000 bond.  He is charged with involuntary manslaughter in his brother's death,...
1:19 pm on Friday December 2, 2011

Prison escapee was hip-hop CEO and drug trafficker (Update: Employee fired)

Update December 2, 2011: Horry County released the following statement that gives slightly more detail on the escape. They have concluded their investigation into the procedural error which result in one employees termination. Conway, South Carolina...
4:02 am on Thursday November 10, 2011

Pellicoro facing federal prison, deportation in connection with Ravenel cocaine case

Image by Flickr user mikecoghAfter fleeing to Europe from the summer of 2007 until this year, Pasquale Pellicoro, a man who used to use cocaine with former state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel and tutor him in French, is headed to federal prison....
3:00 pm on Tuesday October 25, 2011

Charleston drug bust nets $400K in cocaine, other items (Update: Conviction)

Image by Flickr user Nightlife Of Revelry Update October 26: A year on, 39-year-old Marcus D. Gibbs is facing a minimum of 10 years in prison after being found guilty of five of six charges. First reporting September 1, 2010: After a one-year...
3:52 am on Saturday August 6, 2011

Florence authorities seize 230 pounds of cocaine

Flickr user ukhomeoffice Not a Beaufort story, but it's still of interest that Florence authorities this week made the 2nd largest cocaine bust in S.C.'s history. The bust netted 230 pounds of the white stuff, and we're not talking about snow. You...
2:18 am on Tuesday August 2, 2011

$180 million in cocaine found in U.S.-bound semi-submersible craft

Image by Coast GuardThe Coast Guard has been on the lookout for the latest tool in the drug smuggling arsenal: semi-submersible drug running boats. And in mid-July such a craft was spotted in action on the eastern side of the United States for the...
10:51 pm on Friday May 27, 2011

Bluffton man gets 25 years following pair of cocaine-based drug convictions

Matthew Frazier, 29, of Goethe Road in Bluffton has received a sentence of 25 years in prison. He was sentenced late Thursday evening following a two-day trial. He received 10 years for trafficking cocaine and 15 years for possession with intent to...