COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – Ten people pleaded guilty in federal court this week for their roles in a meth distribution conspiracy, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in South Carolina.
First, nine defendants announced their guilty plea for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
Each faces a mandatory sentence of at least 10 years in federal prison, with a possibility of up to life imprisonment.
Those nine defendants include:
- Rafael Redmond, a/k/a “Pockets,” 43
- Jennifer Logan, 42
- Andrew Michael Chamberlain, 31
- James Lloyd, 28
- Jeremy Davis, 31
- Robert Pendleton, a/k/a “Bobby,” 39
- David Peeples, 36
- Terri Moore, 40
- Brian Lorick, 45
Evidence offered during their guilty pleas included audio and video surveillance of several defendants involved in drug trafficking and firearm possession, said United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon. Children were present during one of those drug exchanges.
Logan, Lloyd, Moore, and Lorick also plead guilty to possession of a firearm in while drug trafficking. They face a mandatory sentence of at least 5 years in federal prison, in addition to any other sentence imposed on the drug charges.
A tenth Defendant, Kyndal Hancock, 25, plead guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison
United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs will sentence all ten defendants after reviewing presentencing reports prepared by the United States Probation Office.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. It is being prosecuted under the joint federal, state and local Project CeaseFire initiative, which aggressively prosecutes firearm cases.