Charleston man sentenced to 12 years in prison on drug charges

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A Charleston man was sentenced to over 12 years in prison Friday morning for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Kelly Judon Gamble, 33, of Charleston was sentenced in federal court Friday to 151 months in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says that evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Gamble possessed crack cocaine in a vehicle he was driving, and when law enforcement attempted to stop his vehicle, Gamble stopped the vehicle and fled on foot.  The officer chased Gamble, but he eluded apprehension. When the officer went back to the vehicle it was no longer at the location of the stop.

Shortly thereafter, the vehicle was found in another location with Gamble's crack and cellular phone inside it. When the officers were having the vehicle towed, Gamble's cellular phone rang a number of times, and when officers answered it, the calls were from individuals requesting crack cocaine. Gamble was arrested and admitted the drugs and the cellular phone belonged to him.

The case was investigated by agents of the North Charleston Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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