SC man granted clemency by Obama admin arrested again on drug ch - - Columbia, South Carolina

SC man granted clemency by Obama admin arrested again on drug charges

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(Source: Richland County) (Source: Richland County)

A Richland County man granted clemency by President Barack Obama's initiative to commute drug sentences for non-violent offenders was arrested and charged once again 

Daron Benjamin Swygert, 43, was booked back on July 24, 2017 and charged with trafficking crack cocaine (3rd offense). 

Swygert was arrested following a 6-month investigation based off a tip received from an anonymous source to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. 

According to a sheriff's department incident report, Swygert was spotted near Sunset Drive after several warrants were issued for his arrest.

Swygert was pulled over, the report said, but deputies noticed his pants were unzipped. The report said at that point, the deputy checked Swygert's pants and located a plastic bag containing several pieces of white rock believed to be crack cocaine.

Swygert, the report said, eventually admitted to using and selling crack cocaine.

For his previous sentence, Swygert was arrested for possessing with intent to distribute cocaine base and received 240 months in prison with 10 years of supervised release.

He was scheduled to be released on April 16, 2016.

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