Seabrook man gets 25 years for cocaine trafficking
BEAUFORT – A 37-year-old Seabrook man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday, October 24, 2014 for trafficking cocaine.
At the conclusion of a two-day trial, jurors convicted Dwayne Chisolm of trafficking between 100 and 200 grams of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute crack-cocaine, possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
In 2010, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office developed information that Chisolm was dealing drugs. Officers conducted controlled buys and obtained a search warrant for his Garrett Small Road home. A search of the home in May 2010 yielded significant quantities of cocaine as well as a gun.
Chisolm had two previous convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and had recently been released from prison at the time of the investigation.
“Mr. Chisolm is a dangerous man who went right back to a life of crime after being released from prison,” said assistant solicitor Mary Concannon, who prosecuted the case. “I asked the jury to shut down his illegal business and they did.”
Judge Carmen Mullen handed down the sentence. By law, Chisolm must serve at least 85 percent of it before being eligible for any sort of early release mechanism.