Evidence showed the violation took place between May, 2007, and October, 2009, in Jackson and Williamson Counties. Specifically, the factual basis at McDaniel’s change of plea setting established that McDaniel was a “runner” and would routinely obtain crack cocaine for herself and others. McDaniel often obtained crack cocaine from co-conspirator Kenya Ganer for redistribution to others (Ganer has pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and is scheduled to be sentenced on February 14, 2011). At McDaniel’s sentencing, the district court found that McDaniel was responsible for the distribution of approximately 266 grams of crack cocaine.
The investigation was conducted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Murphysboro Police Department, and Drug Enforcement Administration, and was conducted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods DRAGUN (Drugs and Guns) Team Initiative, a cooperative effort of local, state, and federal law enforcement, and state and federal prosecuting authorities, aimed at ridding communities of illegal drugs and guns.