Federal jury convicts 2 men from North Augusta on drug charges

Monday, June 22, 2009 2:18 PM
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AIKEN -- Two North Augusta men have been convicted by a federal jury on drug charges that span more than a decade.

Freddie Lee Curry, 36, and Sammy Davis Mims, 44, were convicted late Friday of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine from 1997 to 2008, according to a news release sent today from United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins' office.

Mr. Curry also was convicted on two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana and crack cocaine. Mr. Mims was also convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms.

Sentencing has been set for a later date not mentioned in the release, but they could face a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.

Both men were accused of being part of a group that from Oct. 1997 to July 2008 distributed more than 25 kilograms of crack cocaine and 100 kilograms of cocaine in the Currytown area of North Augusta.

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justsaying 06/22/09 - 02:32 pm
they let these guys sell for

they let these guys sell for 11 years?

patriciathomas 06/22/09 - 02:53 pm
Not enough information. This

Not enough information. This article makes the law enforcement seem slow and barely effective. 1 kilo / year each of crack and 5 kilos / year each of coke make these guys small time street dealers. Certainly not the suppliers you'd expect from an 11 year investigation. I wonder how many billions of dollars went into this effort? I wonder how many feel we're getting any bang for our buck? This article must leave out much.

sueboo418 06/22/09 - 05:00 pm
Patricia or Pat or whatever,

Patricia or Pat or whatever, since you seem to slam just about every article in the AC why don't you just quit reading and making all your negative comments!!!!!

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