Two men sentenced to 15 years in federal court for drug conspiracy
United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy Jr. announced that Davion Marques Toney, 28, of Cheraw, and Antonio Terrell Anderson, 28, of Lamar, were sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Toney was sentenced to 10 years, and Anderson was sentenced to five years. Evidence presented to the court established that for at least the past three years Toney and Anderson were involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Chesterfield and Darlington counties. On six separate occasions in 2018 and 2019, Toney sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant working for law enforcement. These controlled purchases took place in Cheraw and Hartsville. On Aug. 7, 2019, an investigator with the Hartsville Police Department was informed that Anderson, for whom there were active arrest warrants, was in a car in the parking lot of a Hartsville restaurant. After the investigator found Anderson in the front passenger seat and detained him, the female driver of the car informed the investigator that she had in her possession methamphetamine which Anderson gave to her to hide. She then turned over the methamphetamine to the investigator, after which Anderson admitted that the methamphetamine belonged to him. There were also a significant number of cooperating witnesses who were prepared to testify that during the course of the conspiracy, both Toney and Anderson sold them methamphetamine. United States Chief District Judge R. Bryan Harwell sentenced Toney to 120 months in federal prison, to be followed by a five-year term of court-ordered supervision. Harwell sentenced Anderson to 60 months in federal prison, to be followed by a four-year term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hartsville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Brad Parham of the Florence office prosecuted the case.