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Stupid Drug Sentence

For this amount of drugs, 18 years is excesive

“Chesterfield Co. drug busts land Charlotte man in prisonPosted: Friday, October 30, 2009 3:19 PM EST Updated: Friday, October 30, 2009 3:19 PM EST
COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – A 27-year-old Charlotte drug dealer was sentenced Friday to 18 years in jail after a 2007 arrest for selling 150 grams of cocaine and having another 600 grams.
U.S. District Judge Terry L. Wooten sentenced Cavedric McNair to 216 months for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
Investigators said McNair, Deandra Maurice Adams, 25, also from Charlotte, and Douglas McKendrie Mays IV, 28, of Cassatt, SC, were part of a group responsible for the distribution of multiple kilograms of cocaine in both North and South Carolina since 2000.
In 2007, confidential informants working for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division made controlled purchases of cocaine from McNair and Mays. In October 2007, during a buy-bust undercover operation, McNair and Adams were arrested in possession of more than150 grams of cocaine. That same day the FBI executed a search warrant at McNair’s Charlotte residence, and found 600 grams of cocaine, along with the packaging for 28 kilograms of cocaine. Over $4,000 in cash and scales for weighing the cocaine were also found in McNair’s residence.
Co-defendants, Adams and Mays, were previously sentenced by Judge Wooten to 90 and 38 months respectively.
The case was investigated by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, SLED, and the FBI.”

18 years for that? This sentence is another example of the insanity of the drug war.

October 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm 2 comments


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