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Four plead guilty in case of gang trafficking fentanyl and heroin in Horry, Florence areas

Timothy Tyreese Singletary (Photo: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

Four people have pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with a gang trafficking fentanyl and heroin in the Florence, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach areas.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina Beth Drake, Deshawn Earl Chestnut, 24, Matthew DeWitt, 27, Stacy Cambas, 30, and Timothy Singletary, 22, have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.

The four were arrested as part of 13 individuals arrested as part of a federal and state joint operation on February 22, 2017.

A similar operation was conducted the same day in North Charleston and Dorchester County that yielded 21 arrests.

The arrests of Chestnut, DeWitt, Cambas, and Singletary were the result of a larger investigation that targeted members of the Billie East Side Bloods, a sect of the United Blood Nation, and others who formed an agreement to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana, as well as traffic in and possess firearms for the purpose of advancing the drug trade in South Carolina.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andy Moorman, lead Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Attorney for the District of South Carolina, said Chestnut, DeWitt, Cambas, and Singletary were among a group of offenders distributing heroin, cocaine, and/or marijuana to customers in Florence and Myrtle Beach.

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