Florence, South Carolina — United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy, Jr., announced today that Amy Marie Mishoe, 33, of Conway, was sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute and distribution of Fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Evidence presented to the court showed that on April 11, 2018, the Horry County Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) executed a state search warrant at Mishoe’s house in Conway. During the search, DEU found firearms, ammunition, and 132 tablets of Oxycodone.
On March 26, 2019, Loris Police Department responded to a store in Loris in reference to a possible overdose of an individual. The individual’s girlfriend told the officers she and her boyfriend went to a woman’s house, who the individual later identified as Mishoe, to get the individual’s prescribed medication that had been picked up. However, Mishoe would not give the individual his medication because he owed Mishoe money. Instead, Mishoe gave the individual three small blue pills for $30.00. The individual took one of the pills and thereafter had to be transported to the Loris Emergency Department for treatment. The Loris Police Department retrieved one of the three pills the individual had purchased from Mishoe, and an analysis by the Horry County Police Department Drug Laboratory confirmed the pill contained Fentanyl.
Chief United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell sentenced Mishoe to 138 months in federal prison, to be followed by a five-year term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system.
The case was investigated by the DEA Tactical Diversion Squad, DEU, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), Loris Police Department, and Horry County Police Department.
This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Hummel of the Florence office prosecuted the case.
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