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FBI activity in Marion County connected to drug-related federal indictments of 16 people

A Marion County Sheriff's Office vehicle on scene on Vincent Road. (Source: Jerel Palmer) A Marion County Sheriff's Office vehicle on scene on Vincent Road. (Source: Jerel Palmer)
Law enforcement officials on scene in Marion County. (Source: Jerel Palmer) Law enforcement officials on scene in Marion County. (Source: Jerel Palmer)

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The FBI investigative activity in Marion County Wednesday was connected to federal indictments on drug-related charges of 16 people, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The indictment states that the 16 people knowingly combined, conspired and agreed to unlawfully possess with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and/or heroin since May 2016 up until September of this year.

The 16 people named in the indictment are: Glenn Quanta Pernell, a/k/a “GP”; Donald Lee Robinson, a/k/a “Don”; Antonio Debor Gowans, a/k/a “Twin”; Danielle Johnnie Sarvis, a/k/a “Snow Bunny”; Whitney Sad’e Pernell; Hattie F. Pernell; Fatima Flesinears Ford, a/k/a “Tima”; Myra L. Dixon; Cynthia Jantoria William, a/k/a “Cent”; Santerrio Montinez Smith, a/k/a “Big Boy, a/k/a “Yodi”, a/k/a “Terrio”; Dantrell Markeis Smith, a/k/a “Big Baby”; Kevin Gerard Mullins, a/k/a “K-Loe”; Terrence Vernon Dunlap, a/k/a Tex; Stacey Vallario Fuller, a/k/a "Boon", a/k/a "Killer"; Kevin Barry Myers, a/k/a "Baldhead"; Elijah Tyrone Davis, a/k/a "Ty."

The indictment attributes varying amounts of cocaine and/or heroin to each person.

According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Santerrio Smith, Dantrell Smith, Dunlap and Fuller have been named in the indictment, but not yet arrested. The other 12 defendants appeared in court Thursday and entered not guilty pleas. 

The government also requested that six of the defendants - Glenn Pernell, Robinson, Gowans, Mullins, Myers and Davis - be held without bail pending trial, the release stated. Magistrate Judge Paige Gossett has scheduled a hearing on Sept. 27 at 2:30 p.m. to decide whether or not to grant the prosecution's request. 

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