Myrtle Beach Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Possessing 39 Balloons of Heroin With the Intent to Distribute | USAO-SC

Florence, South Carolina — United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that Mary Denham, 61, of Myrtle Beach, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute Heroin.

Evidence presented to the court showed that on January 15 to January 16, 2019, the Myrtle Beach Police Department executed a search warrant at Denham’s residence in Myrtle Beach.  During the search, officers found 39 individual balloons of Heroin. 

Chief United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell sentenced Denham to 60 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 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Tactical Diversion Squad, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and Myrtle Beach Police Department. 

Assistant United States Attorneys Lauren Hummel and Justin Holloway prosecuted the case.

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