30 Horry County gang members linked to cartel convicted of drug trafficking


HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW) — Thirty members of gangs linked to a Mexican drug cartel have been convicted, according to an announcement Monday afternoon from the South Carolina District Attorney’s Office.

The sentencing comes after all 30 pleaded guilty in federal court.

The group was arrested on the basis of a federal narcotics and violence wiretap investigation, according to the announcement.

Evidence presented in court showed the Cedar Branch drug trafficking group was an “interstate conspiracy” that dealt in heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and firearms, according to the announcement. The arrests took place about 20 months ago.

Collectively, the 30 faced 72 charges. The longest sentence was 180 months in federal prison. Six were sentenced to terms of less than one year.

The group, which also has ties to North Carolina, is involved in the Jalisco New Generation Cartel in Mexico.

“The organization has been identified by local law enforcement as a priority target in connection with violent crime and overdoses in the area,” the announcement reads.

Are sentenced:

  • Teontric Jackson, 30, from Loris – 180 months
  • Darrell Jackson, 48, of Myrtle Beach – 120 months
  • Lisa Garcia, 50, from Delano, California – 120 months
  • Byron Jackson, 29, from Loris – 120 months
  • Angelo Jackson, 25, from Loris – 108 months
  • Timothy Long, 40, of Tabor City, North Carolina – 100 months
  • Leon Green, 33, from Longs – 87 months
  • Winferd Sherman, 24, from Loris – 72 months
  • Antra Gore, 38, from Loris – 72 months
  • Shaquan Hemingway, 23, from Loris – 70 months
  • Carl Green, 45, from Loris – 63 months
  • Phillip Johnson, 29, from Loris – 57 months
  • Tyshon Clifton, 21, from Loris – 46 months
  • Tremayne Green, 25, from Loris – 46 months
  • Mark Jackson, 26, from Loris – 37 months
  • Devante Squires, 27, from Loris – 36 months
  • Teraine Green, 30, from Loris – 26 months
  • Alfredo Gore, 43, of Tabor City, North Carolina – 24 months
  • Bradley Griffin, 36, from Longwood, North Carolina – 22 months
  • Monrail Miller, 35, from Loris – 21 months
  • James Myers, 33, from Loris – 20 months
  • Anthony Nealey, 48, from Longs – 18 months
  • Tyruss Hemingway, 21, from Loris – 15 months
  • James Riggins, 44, from Tabor City, North Carolina – 12 months
  • Lateice Griffin, 30, of Longwood, NC, Montel Hyppolite, 23, of Loris, Robert Attaway, 37, of Myrtle Beach, Mildred Mann, 44, of Little River, Billie Lee Green, 60, of Loris and Kenneth Nobles, 31, of Loris, were all sentenced to less than a year
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