Horry County Man Receives 11-year Sentence for Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl
FLORENCE, S.C. – Darryl Lamont McKenith, 33, of Aynor, was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
Evidence presented to the court showed that McKenith was involved in a multi-year conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in Horry County. McKenith served as a source of supply for co-conspirators, who would then distribute the drugs to users. Over the course of the conspiracy, McKenith was accountable for more than 34 kilograms of heroin and 25 grams of fentanyl. McKenith also reportedly pressured his grandmother into aiding in his drug distribution activities while he was detained on charges in his federal case.
Chief United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell sentenced McKenith to 132 months in federal prison, to be followed by a five-year term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system. Judge Harwell previously sentenced two of Mr. McKenith’s co-conspirators, both of whom served as distributors for Mr. McKenith. Michael Keith McKenith, 32, of Aynor, received a sentence of 84 months in federal prison, and Scorpio Teriell Tisdale, 28, of Gallivants Ferry, received a sentence of 120 months in federal prison. Two additional co-conspirators will be sentenced at a later date.
The case was investigated by the Horry County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Assistant United States Attorney Katherine Flynn prosecuted the case.
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