State Grand Jury indicts 22 people after investigation of methamphetamine trafficking organization operating in Berkeley County

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 26, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that 22 people have been indicted as a result of a State Grand Jury investigation into a multi-county methamphetamine trafficking organization that was largely operating in Berkeley, Dorchester, and Sumter Counties.  The State Grand Jury returned indictments alleging a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy dating back to May 2015 and other offenses related to trafficking methamphetamine, distribution of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, firearms related charges, and other crimes.

One of those indicted, Michael Allen Whitaker of Sumter, died October 1st, which is after the State Grand Jury returned the indictments, so his name is still listed. His cause of death is pending toxicology reports.

The investigation is still ongoing and is being conducted by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) in conjunction with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Berkeley County Drug Enforcement Unit, Goose Creek Police Department, Moncks Corner Police Department, Hanahan Police Department, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department.

The case will be prosecuted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Joshua R. Underwood and Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General S. Creighton Waters.

The indicted defendants, charges, and possible penalties are listed below.

BRIAN SMALLS, (A/K/A “B-BOOGIE”), 39:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

ERIC DONALD SINGLETON, (A/K/A “TRAP”), 53:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 2- Trafficking Methamphetamine 10-28 Grams
      • 3-10 years and a $25,000 fine
    • Count 3- Distribution of Cocaine
    • Count 4- Trafficking Methamphetamine 10-28 Grams
      • 3-10 years and a $25,000 fine
    • Count 5- Trafficking Methamphetamine 10-28 Grams
      • 3-10 years and a $25,000 fine
    • Count 6- Trafficking Methamphetamine 28-100 Grams
      • 7-25 years and a $50,000 fine
    • Count 7- Trafficking Methamphetamine 10-28 Grams
      • 3-10 years and a $25,000 fine
    • Count 8- Possession of Cocaine Base (Crack)
      • Up to 3 years and/or a fine of up to $5,000
    • Count 9- Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime
      • 5 years
    • Count 10- Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime
      • 5 years
    • Count 11- Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime
      • 5 years
    • Count 12- Possession of a Stolen Handgun
      • Up to 5 years and/or a $2,000 fine
    • Count 13- Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime
      • 5 years
    • Count 14- Possession of a Stolen Handgun
      • Up to 5 years and/or a $2,000 fine

 

TRENTON DONNELLE SINGLETON, 29:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 15- Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
    • Count 16- Unlawful Carry of a Handgun
      • Up to 1 year and/or $1,000 fine
    • Count 17- Distribution of Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-47
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28 – 100 Grams
      • 7-25 years and a $50,000 fine

 

TERU DAVIS (A/K/A “ROO”), 39:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

DOUGLAS CLAY SCOTT SHELTON, 27:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

MISTY ANN DAY, 27:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

TRAVIS DOMINIQUE ALLEN, 32:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

REBECCA ANNE NOBLES, 22:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

BRIAN ROURK, 30:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

CHARLES SIMMONS HARRIS, III, 27:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

JEFFERY ALEXANDER DINGLE, 31:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 23 – Failure to Stop for Blue Light
      • Up to 5 years
    • Count 24 – Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
    • Count 25 – Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana
      • Up to 5 years and/or a $5,000 fine
    • Count 26 – Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun
      • Up to 1 year and/or $1,000 fine
    • County 27 – Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Violent Offense
      • Up to 5 years and/or a fine

 

KAYLA LOUISE PASCHALL, 27:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 28- Obstruction of Justice
      • Up to 10 years and/or a fine

 

MATTHEW WAYNE PETERSON, (A/K/A “FUZZY”), 41:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-48
    • Count 1 – Distribution of Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
    • Count 2- Trafficking Methamphetamine 10-28 Grams
      • 3-10 years and $25,000 fine
    • Count 3- Trafficking Methamphetamine 28-100 Grams
      • 7-25 years and $50,000 fine

 

MICHAEL ALLEN WHITAKER (deceased):

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

WILLIAM TALBERT MORRIS, 42:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

MELISSA ANN LANCE MORRIS, 40:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

STEVE LEE SCOTT, 41:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 -Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 17 -Distribution of Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
    • Count 18 – Distribution of Controlled Substance within Proximity of School
      • Up to 10 years and/or $10,000 fine
    • Count 19 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28-l00 Grams
      • 7-25 years and $50,000 fine
    • Count 20 – Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance within Proximity of School
      • Up to 10 years and/or $10,000 fine

 

MARK HENRY BUENAFLOR GRAYON, 42:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46 (3 counts)
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 21 – Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
    • Count 22- Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance Within Proximity of a School
      • Up to 10 years and/or $10,000 fine

 

KRISTEEN GILAY AZUCENA, 31:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine

 

JIMMIE LEE CROWE, 33:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 35 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 28-100 Grams
      • 7-25 years and $50,000 fine

 

BRANDY NICOLE THOMAS, 38:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 31 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 10-28 Grams
      • 3-10 years and $25,000 fine
    • Count 32 – Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
    • Count 33 – Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
    • Count 34 – Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine

 

BRIAN DANIEL COGLAITI, 36:

  • Indictment No. 2018-GS-47-46
    • Count 1 – Trafficking Methamphetamine, 400 Grams or More (Conspiracy)
      • 25-30 years and a $200,000 fine
    • Count 29- Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine
    • Count 30- Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin
      • Up to 15 years and/or a $25,000 fine

 

The investigation remains ongoing.  Any citizens with information on these individuals or their associates should contact the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

The Attorney General stressed that all defendants are innocent until they plead or are proven guilty in court.

There are three indictments. You can see them here, here, and here.

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