Walterboro man sentenced to federal prison on firearm charges

Walterboro man sentenced to federal prison on firearm charges
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WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - United States Attorney Beth Drake announced the sentencing of a Walterboro man who pled guilty to firearm charges.

Dominique Raheem Manigo, 19, has been sentenced to 48 months in federal prison with three years of supervised release to follow.

Evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing established that Manigo started a live video stream on a social media platform that showed him sitting in a car with two other people packaging marijuana for distribution and possessing a shotgun and an AR-15 style firearm, according to a press release by the United States Attorney District of South Carolina.

As a result of the video, federal agents obtained a warrant for Manigo's arrest, which was executed on April 19.

During a search of Manigo's bedroom, agents reportedly found a pistol magazine that contained 15 round of 9mm ammunition, a box containing 13 12-gauge shotgun shells, a box containing 4 rounds of .45 Colt ammunition and one round of.223 caliber ammunition.

Inside a shed on the property, agents reportedly found a green and black 12-gauge shotgun that was loaded with 6 12-gauge rounds, a Smith & Wesson .556 caliber rifle that contained 67 rounds of .223 caliber ammunition and a bag containing 21 rounds of various ammunition.

Manigo has prior conviction for burglary and failure to stop for blue lights that prohibit him from possessing firearms and ammunition.

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