Florence, South Carolina --- Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that Shamar Jabarns McCollum, 24, of Myrtle Beach, was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute.
Evidence presented to the court showed that on July 1, 2020, officers from the Myrtle Beach Police Department Street Crimes Unit and Patrol located McCollum in Myrtle Beach and placed McCollum under arrest for an outstanding warrant. During a search of McCollum incident to arrest, officers located a digital scale and two wax slips containing heroin and fentanyl.
Chief United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell sentenced McCollum to 96 months in federal prison, to be followed by a three-year term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Myrtle Beach Police Department Street Crimes Unit and Patrol.
Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Hummel prosecuted the case.
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Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of South Carolina