COLUMBIA, SC — A drug dealer who goes by the nickname Goat is facing a life in prison after he was convicted Thursday during a federal trial.
Stanley Partman, 36, of Columbia was convicted of conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of crack cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and use of telephone charges in furtherance of drug trafficking, according to a report from the U.S. Attorneys Office.
He faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of life in prison.
During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence that showed Partman sold powdered and crack cocaine in Columbia from 1998 to 2011. In January 2007, he consumed large quantities of cocaine while he was involved in a high-speed chase with Richland County Sheriffs deputies. After his arrest by sheriffs deputies, Partman spent two weeks in a hospital to recover from the effects of the cocaine, the U.S. Attorneys report said.
Investigators also intercepted phone calls in March and April 2011 where Partman discussed wanting to shoot another drug dealer. The other drug dealer had sold Partman powder cocaine that would not convert to crack, the U.S. Attorneys office said. No one was ever shot over the dispute, but Partman had taken an assault rifle to look for the other dealer.
U.S. District Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. presided over the four-day trial. The investigation was conducted by the Columbia Violent Gang Task Force, which includes the FBI, the Richland County Sheriffs Department, Columbia Police Department and the State Law Enforcement Division.
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