More State Grand Jury Indictments Issued in “Prison Empire”, Making It the Largest Narcotics Conspiracy Investigation Ever Indicted in South Carolina Courts; Indictments of 100 Defendants Allege Drug Trafficking Often Led by Prison Inmates With Contraband Cell Phones

(COLUMBIA, SC) – March 8, 2021 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that the South Carolina State Grand Jury has issued more indictments in the drug trafficking case known as “Prison Empire,” making it now have the largest number of defendants for a single narcotics conspiracy investigation ever indicted in South Carolina courts.  The indictments in “Prison Empire” collectively contain 487 charges alleged within 297 counts against 100 defendants.  To date, the investigation has seized approximately 20 kilograms of methamphetamine, 5 kilos of heroin, and 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, as well as 82 firearms.  The investigation has revealed … Continue reading More State Grand Jury Indictments Issued in “Prison Empire”, Making It the Largest Narcotics Conspiracy Investigation Ever Indicted in South Carolina Courts; Indictments of 100 Defendants Allege Drug Trafficking Often Led by Prison Inmates With Contraband Cell Phones