Lexington man sentenced to 15 years on federal drug and firearm charges

Lexington man sentenced to 15 years on federal drug and firearm charges

(WIS) - A man from Lexington County has been sentenced on federal drug and firearm charges.

Bryshun Genard Furlow, 34, was sentenced in federal court to 15 years imprisonment with 6 years of supervised release to follow.

Furlow plead guilty in April to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and a substance containing both methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

On November 3, 2016, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department executed a state search warrant at Furlow's apartment after having made three separate controlled purchases of crack cocaine in September and October 2016 from Furlow at the apartment, according to LCSD.

During the search of the apartment, officials say that deputies recovered cocaine and methamphetamine. Deputies also recovered two digital scales, $5,422, a pyrex dish with cocaine residue, a .40 caliber handgun, a .38 caliber revolver, and various rounds of .40 caliber and .38 caliber ammunition.

Furlow, his girlfriend, and two children were at the apartment at the time of the search. After being advised of his rights, Furlow admitted to the drugs in the apartment.

Prior Georgia state convictions include possession with intent to distribute cocaine (2003), possession with intent to distribute marijuana (2003), possession of cocaine (2008), aggravated stalking (2008), arson 1st degree (2 counts)(2008), terroristic threats (2008) and his prior South Carolina state conviction for distribution of crack cocaine (April 2016).

Due to his extensive prior record, Furlow was classified as an armed career criminal and career offender.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and LCSD.

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