Charleston, South Carolina —- Acting United States Attorney Beth Drake announced today that DelRico Ramone Eady, age 37, of Allendale, South Carolina was charged in a 3-count indictment with Distribution of Cocaine Base, more commonly known as crack cocaine, a violation of Title 21, U. S. C. §841(a)(1) (two counts), and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking, a violation of Title 18, U. S. C. §924(c)(1)(A)(i).
The maximum penalties that Eady could receive for distribution of cocaine base is 20 years imprisonment and supervised release for 3 years, as to each count. The maximum penalty he could receive for a violation of 924(c) is Life imprisonment.
The case was investigated by agents of the FBI, ATF, Allendale Police Department and 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Carra Henderson.
Ms. Drake stated that the charges in this Indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.