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Crack cocaine dealer from Holly Hill going to prison
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Crack cocaine dealer from Holly Hill going to prison

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A Holly Hill man is going to prison after pleading guilty to a crack cocaine charge.

Edward Felix Cason Jr., 42, of 110 Big Oak Drive, pleaded guilty to second-offense manufacturing, distributing crack cocaine.

Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison and gave him credit for having already served 284 days at the Orangeburg County Detention Center.

A grand jury indicted Cason on the charge of third-offense manufacturing, distributing crack cocaine.

As part of Cason’s plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the following charges: second-degree trafficking in methamphetamine or cocaine base 10 grams or more but less than 28 grams; third or subsequent offense of possession with intent to distribute other scheduled substances; first-offense trafficking in heroin, morphine, etc. 4 grams or more but less than 14 grams; first-offense trafficking in methamphetamine or cocaine base 10 grams or more but less than 28 grams; trafficking in cocaine 10 grams or more but less than 28 grams; two counts each of first-offense possession with intent to distribute scheduled substances or flunitrazepam or analogue and first-offense distribution of methamphetamine; and three counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance near a school.

In other recent pleas:

• Nathaniel Robinson, 26, of 951 Freeland Street #A, Orangeburg, has pleaded guilty to first-degree domestic violence.

Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison, provided that after he serves one year, the remainder of his sentence will be suspended to two years of probation.

Dickson gave Robinson credit having already served 149 days.

He stipulated that Robinson’s probation term may end after he successfully completes a batterer’s treatment program and upon the recommendation of his probation officers.

Robinson is prohibited from having any contact with the victim except as ordered by Family Court.

• Isaac Walker, 19, of 300 College Avenue, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to grand larceny valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000.

Dickson sentenced him under the Youthful Offender Act not to exceed five years, suspended to five years of probation.

He gave Walker credit for having already served three days in jail.

He also ordered him to pay restitution along with his co-defendant.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed the charge of criminal conspiracy.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.

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