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Camden, Conway men indicted on cocaine charges

Posted: January 29, 2018 5:03 p.m.
Updated: January 30, 2018 1:00 a.m.
Provided by the Horry County Detention Center/

Kemo Jason Smith

In a press release issued Jan. 24, U.S. South Carolina Attorney Beth Drake said Kemo Jason Smith, 39, of Camden, and Deandre Adarias Jenkins, 27, of Conway, were charged Tuesday in a multi-count indictment with conspiracy to import cocaine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Jenkins was additionally charged with possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and unlawful use of U.S. Mail. The maximum penalty they could receive for the conspiracy charges is a fine of $5 million and/or 40 years imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with assistance by the Horry County Police Department. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Everett McMillian of the Florence office for prosecution. 

Drake said that all charges in the indictment are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

According to online Horry County Detention Center records, Smith and Jenkins are still being held with no bond set as of Monday afternoon.

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