Marlboro County, SC - MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A 31-year-old Protoville, NC, man has been sentenced Thursday in federal court for his involvement in a federal drug conspiracy case in Marlboro County.
Lt. Jamie Seales, spokesman for the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, says Carlie Lennon Oxendine, 31, was sentenced to 180 months in jail for his role in the July 2008 investigation.
Officials allege Oxendine traveled to Marlboro County to purchase three kilograms of cocaine from an informant working for the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs. The 31-year-old, according to investigators, was originally placed under arrest for trafficking more than 400 grams of cocaine.
At the time of his arrest, Oxendine was in possession of more than $25,000 and a handgun.
Officials say Oxendine's arrest was a part of a series of drug reversals performed in 2008 by the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and ICE agents. The majority of dealers busted in the investigation, officials say, originated from Robeson and Scotland counties in North Carolina.