Summerville man gets 145 months

  • Thursday, August 1, 2013

United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced Tuesday, that United States District Court Judge Richard M. Gergel has sentenced Daniel Dewayne Bell, age 27, of Summerville, to 145 months in prison for Bribery of a Public Official, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person. 
The convictions stem from incidents on April 27 and May 1, 2012.  On April 27, 2012, a United States Postal Service carrier delivered a priority mail package to Bell at his address.  Upon delivery, Bell said to the carrier, “I know you know what we are doing,” and informed the carrier that Bell was having narcotics shipped to his address.  Bell told the carrier that Bell wanted to increase the amount of narcotics he was having shipped to his address because “business was good.” 
Bell then took possession of the priority package and showed the carrier marijuana that was contained in the package.  Bell further offered the carrier $1,000.00 per month to let Bell know if the police were investigating Bell and his drug trafficking.
The carrier informed Postal Inspectors of the incident, who that same day intercepted a package intended for Bell containing approximately two pounds of marijuana.  Inspectors, along with members of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a controlled delivery of the marijuana to Bell on May 1, 2012.  Once Bell took delivery of the package, he was arrested.  At the time of his arrest, Bell also had a Glock .40 caliber pistol tucked in his waistband.              
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Williams of the Charleston office handled the plea and sentencing.                   

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