Man Convicted For Trafficking In Heroin

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Kevin Lakeith Dunham was convicted in Dillon County for Trafficking in Heroin. Dunham was indicted in the State Grand Jury narcotics case known as “Pedro’s Punisher,” which was an investigation into heroin and fentanyl trafficking in the Pee Dee region, primarily Florence and Dillon counties. Following the guilty plea, the Honorable Michael Nettles sentenced Dunham to 14-and-a-half years in prison and a $200,000 fine.
“Yet again the State Grand Jury and its partnership between law enforcement and the Attorney General’s Office provided tough accountability for those who further the opiate crisis with their drug dealing”, Wilson said. “Drug traffickers will face a long time in state prison if they deal drugs to South Carolina,” Wilson added.
Dunham, 43, who was known by the nicknames “Panama” and “Panama Black”, was convicted of his role in a conspiracy to traffic heroin and fentanyl into the Pee Dee region of the State of South Carolina. Two other co-conspirators of this organization, Carlos Wilkins and Christy Huggins, have previously been convicted following guilty pleas for their participation in the conspiracy. The remaining co-conspirator and alleged leader of this organization, Andre Harrison, remains at large and is believed to have fled to the New Jersey / New York area of the country. If you have any information concerning Harrison or his whereabouts, please contact law enforcement immediately.
The case was investigated by the South Carolina State Grand Jury, which was assisted by a partnership of the Attorney General’s State Grand Jury Division, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. The cases were prosecuted by Assistant Deputy Attorney General David Fernandez, Assistant Attorney General Christina Allard, and State Grand Jury Division Chief Attorney Creighton Waters, with the assistance of Paralegal Danielle Colón.
Dillon County Sheriff Jamie Hamilton said, “I want to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all law enforcement partners involved in this State Grand Jury investigation. This investigation is an example of what the combined and collaborative efforts of law enforcement can accomplish in fighting the war on drugs. I want to specifically commend SLED, Dillon County, and the Attorney General’s Office for all the hard work and efforts put into this.”

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