Terrance Edward Stewart, a 39 year old drug dealer whose super blend of heroin caused several heroin overdose related deaths was recently sentenced and found guilty in Laurens County, South Carolina. The jury deliberated just under 20 minutes before finding him guilty of trafficking and distributing heroin and possessing oxycodone (the active ingredient in Percocet, OxyContin, etc.)
Terrance Stewart was sentence to 25 years for trafficking heroin, 10 years in jail for the distribution of heroin and another 5 years for the possession of oxycodone. Sentences will be served back to back.
Heroin doesn’t discriminate and is spreading across the nation. In fact, in early 2015, there was a plethora of heroin overdose related deaths in Laurens County. Despite the carfentanil scare, these particular deaths were discovered to be from a combination of heroin and fentanyl (an opioid drug about 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin).
A law enforcement investigation led detectives to purchase a large quantity of heroin from Stewart which contained both heroin and fentanyl. Laurens County deputies searched Stewart’s home in January, 2015 and found 23 grams of heroin mixed with fentanyl and 56 oxycodone pills wrapped in aluminum foil. Deputies also found government funds used by undercover officers to buy drugs from Stuart. Terrance Stewart was home with his wife and kids at the time of the search. At the time of the arrest, Terrance was awaiting sentencing in a drug charge plea in federal court and was already on house arrest since November, 2014.
Heroin is approximately 30 times more potent and powerful than morphine and fentanyl can be anywhere from 30 to 100 times more potent than heroin (these numbers seem to vary from source to source). A State Law Enforcement Division chemist stated that mixing heroin with fentanyl makes an overdose 3 times more likely.
Solicitor David Stumbo stated in an interview, “Terrance Stewart clearly proved he had no regard for the lives of others by peddling such a dangerous poison on the streets of the community as well as doing so right in the presence of his two young children,” and “While I regret that so many people had to overdose, I am more than satisfied to see this menace to our society put behind bars for the next 25 years.”
Written and Published by William Seemiller – Owner and Publisher of Kill the Heroin Epidemic Nationwide™, Heroin News and the National Alliance of Addiction Treatment Centers (NAATC)
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