Another group of men will serve time in federal prison for trafficking drugs from Mexico to Upstate South Carolina.
A federal jury in Spartanburg returned guilty verdicts last week against six men in connection with transporting thousands of pounds of marijuana from Mexico to Texas to Greenville, South Carolina, for distribution throughout the Southeast U.S.
Evidence at trial indicates that in the Fall of 2009, agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Greenville tracked these men through electronic surveillance, witness interviews and confidential sources.
In December of 2009, numerous law enforcement found approximately 120 pounds of marijuana, three firearms, approximately $17,000 in U.S. currency either in the residence or near the residence of the men.
SLED, DEA and local law enforcement have had to step up their battle on drug trafficking based out of Mexico—a network that reaches rural areas throughout the South.