Two Georgetown men have been convicted of conspiracy to traffic heroin. Federal evidence during a three-day trial in Charleston asserted that 63-year-old David Brown and 45-year-old Rufus Johnson were members of a drug trafficking organization that obtained heroin from New Jersey and New York and distributed the drugs in the Georgetown area.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says their investigation lasted more than a year and involved more than 40 monitored purchases of heroin from co-conspirators, resulting in the indictment of 11 defendants. Ten defendants have been convicted so far.
The case was investigated by Georgetown authorities, as well as those from Charleston and North Charleston, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Highway Patrol and U.S. Marshal Service.