Goose Creek man sentenced to 11 years for drugs, weapons

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A 35-year-old felon from Goose Creek was sentenced to 131 months in prison and three years of supervised release for having a gun and dealing drugs.

United States Attorney Bill Nettles said Derrick Lamont Gray was sentenced on Tuesday in federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and possessing a weapon in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Evidence presented established that on Dec. 17, 2010, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at Gray's residence after previously making an undercover drug purchase from Gray at his home.

Inside the residence, deputies say they seized approximately 13 grams of cocaine and a loaded .45 caliber handgun.

Nettles said the case was investigated by agents of the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office handled the case.

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