Wednesday, August 7, 2013
United States Attorney William N. Nettles announced last week that Reginald Tyriece Smalls, 34, of Huger, was sentenced to 100 months in prison for possessing drugs and two firearms in December, 2011.
Smalls was arrested after being involved in a traffic accident in Mt. Pleasant. Smalls, a passenger in a vehicle involved in the accident, fled from the scene to a nearby grocery store.
Smalls was located by Mt. Pleasant Police Department officers in the bathroom of the grocery store, where he was found in possession of cocaine, marijuana and two handguns.
Smalls faced a maximum of 30 years on the drug charge, and a maximum 10 years and five years, respectively, on the gun charges. He was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Richard M. Gergel.
The case was investigated by officers of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Nathan Williams handled the plea and sentencing for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.