Two Columbia Men Sentenced to Multi-Year Prison Terms for Role in Sale of Cocaine Base to Undercover Law Enforcement Officer

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Columbia, South Carolina — Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that two Columbia men were sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base.  Jamil Shamond Brennan, 26, of Columbia, was sentenced to more than 9 years in prison.  Tevin Brosia, 27, of Columbia, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.

Evidence presented to the Court showed that Brennan and Brosia helped facilitate the sale of cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine, to an undercover law enforcement officer who was posing as a drug buyer.  On February 25, 2020, the undercover officer made a controlled purchase of 25.7 grams of crack cocaine outside a residence in Columbia.  Brennan supplied the crack cocaine sold; Brosia was the middleman for the sale. 

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Senior United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie sentenced Brennan to 110 months in federal prison and sentenced Brosia to 140 months in federal prison.  Both Brosia and Brennan’s prison terms will be followed by a six-year term of court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, and the Columbia Police Department. 

Assistant United States Attorney Katherine Flynn prosecuted the case.


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