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Members of Chester Drug Conspiracy Convicted and Sentenced in Federal Court

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 29, 2011
  • District of South Carolina (803) 929-3000

COLUMBIA, SC—United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Emmett Douglas (28), Tracey Douglas (27), Enrico Hicks (31), Sintigo Caldwell (23), and Emmett Jones (30), all from the Chester area of South Carolina, were sentenced as a result of pleading guilty in federal court to their involvement with distributing crack cocaine in Chester, SC.

The five defendants received a combined total of more than 63 years of imprisonment: Emmett Douglas, 20 years; Tracey Douglas, 20 years; Enrico Hicks, 10 years and 10 months; Sintigo Caldwell, 10 years; and Emmett Jones, two years and six months.

Evidence presented established that Emmett Douglas, Tracey Douglas, Enrico Hicks, Sintigo Caldwell, and Emmett Jones combined to distribute more than ten kilograms of crack cocaine worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Narcotics agents of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the FBI and SLED, utilized a wide variety of investigative techniques—including controlled purchases of crack, searches, surveillance, and interviews—to capture and prosecute these drug traffickers.

Assistant United States Attorney Jay N. Richardson of the Columbia office handled the case.

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