An Aiken County man was sentenced in federal court Monday for involvement in a methamphetamine and heroin conspiracy.
Brian William Rose of Aiken County was sentenced to 24 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on the drug conspiracy and a concurrent 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a firearm as a felon, according to the United States district attorney's office of South Carolina.
Co-defendants Ricardo Dunbar, James Clinton Gunter, Jr., Joseph Price Langford and Scott Dylan Green, also of Aiken County, were previously sentenced for their involvement in the conspiracy.
The Drug Enforcement Administration initiated an investigation into the narcotics distribution activities of Evans and Brockington.
Evans is an inmate in the South Carolina Department of Corrections and Brockington is an inmate in the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Through controlled purchases and other investigative techniques, agents learned that members of the conspiracy purchased and distributed large amounts of methamphetamine and/or heroin for Evans and Brockington.
Some of the individuals charged were responsible for transporting multi-kilogram amounts of methamphetamine and heroin into South Carolina and then distributing the drugs throughout the state.
Brockington and Evans have pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge against them and are awaiting sentencing.
The case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.