HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A federal grand jury has charged a Horry County man with six drug charges, according to an indictment that was unsealed during a Tuesday afternoon court appearance.
That indictment charges Caleb Wade Sexton with distribution of fentanyl and heroin resulting in death, three counts of distribution of fentanyl and heroin, and one count each of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug-trafficking crimes.
During Sexton’s arraignment, he asked for a court appointed attorney. His bond hearing was waived to a later date.
Three of Sexton’s family members were present during the arraignment. Sexton winked at them when he saw them in the federal courtroom. One of his family members cried.
Sexton is accused of distributing fentanyl and heroin, which led to a person’s death on March 12, according to the federal indictment. The other charges stem from alleged drug deals that took place in April.
Sexton’s charges come after an investigation conducted by agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
According to special agent Chuvalo Truesdell with the DEA, agents were on scene Tuesday morning on Finger Lake Drive, near Carolina Lakes Boulevard.
Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office said they cannot comment on an on-going investigation.