Myrtle Beach man convicted for trafficking cocaine

Photo Courtesy of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach man received a minimum 35 month conviction after being convicted in Brunswick county Superior Court for Trafficking in Cocaine, said Emily Flax with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

Tristan Jaymar McNeil, 27 was arrested on February 4, 2012 at a motor vehicle violation checking station conducted by the BCSO Special Operations Traffic Unit in Shallotte.

A news release from Flax states McNeil attempted to avoid the checking station, when he was stopped and was found with 48 grams of cocaine in his possession, the equivalent of 400 street doses.

McNeil's sentence carries a maximum 42 months in prison with a $50,000 fine. He has already served 15 months in the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

A motion to suppress the checking station was made but denied by Superior Court Judge Mary Ann Tally. McNeil pleaded no contest to the charges.

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