Dillon Man Sentenced To 40 Months In General Sessions Court

Rakeem Fletcher, a Dillon man charged in December 2023 with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and unlawful carrying of a weapon, pled guilty to those charges in General Sessions Court Monday by Circuit Judge Kirk Griffin. He was sentenced to 40 months in prison. He will have to serve at least half of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
Fletcher had been placed on probation last summer for a weapons possession charge. These new charges occurred just months after that probationary sentence.
“We take gun charges and drug charges seriously,” said Assistant Solicitor Shipp Daniel. “In this case, Mr. Fletcher had been given a chance last summer to abide by the law and the terms of his probation. He didn’t make it but a few months before he violated both.” This is the first term of General Sessions in 2024. Multiple matters are scheduled to be heard the remainder of the week. The Solicitor’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office have several trials scheduled for the upcoming terms of court, which are in March, April and June.

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