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Published on March 23rd, 2014 | by Solicitor Dan Johnson

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SOLICITOR’S SIDEBAR: COLUMBIA MAN FOUND GUILTY OF MANUFACTURING METH SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON

Columbia, SC – Fred Jack Sanders was found guilty of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and a controlled substance, as well as possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence.

Sanders was arrested in his home at 113 Rockingham Drive on April 23, 2013. Inside Sanders’ home, which he shared with his 66-year-old mother, investigators found a portable meth lab in his bedroom. Investigators also found heroin, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and valium for which he did not have a prescription. Additionally, Sanders had a firearm and ammunition in his closet. Fred Jack Sanders is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of a previous conviction for a crime of violence.

After a three day trial in Richland County, Sanders was found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison by Judge G. Thomas Cooper. He received 20 years for manufacturing methamphetamine-3rd offense, 20 years for possession with intent to distribute heroin- 3rd offense, 5 years for possession of methamphetamine- 3rd offense, 5 years for possession of crack cocaine-3rd offense, 5 years for possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence, and 6 months for possession of a controlled substance; all sentences to run concurrently.

For more information please contact 803.576.1802.

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Dan Johnson: Solicitor Fifth Judicial Circuit: 1701 Main Street, Suite 302 • P.O. Box 192 (29202) Columbia, South Carolina 29201: Phone: 803.576.1802 • Fax: 803.748.4936



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