COLUMBIA, SC — The Columbia drug dealer who ate so much cocaine during a 2007 car chase that he had to spend two weeks in the hospital will be spending the next three decades behind bars, according to a U.S. Attorneys Office release.
Stanley Partman, 37, was convicted in November 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 a telephone in furtherance of drug trafficking. Partman, who goes by the nickname Goat, was sentenced to 33 years to prison Wednesday in federal court. Once he is released, he will spend 5 years under supervised release and will have to pay $500 in special assessment fees.
In the January 2007 chase, Partman ate a large quantity of the drug while being pursued by Richland County Sheriffs deputies. He crashed his car near Saluda River Road and had to spend the next two weeks in the hospital recovering from the effects of the cocaine. His sentence were enhanced because he endangered other people while running from deputies.
Partman sold powdered and crack cocaine in Columbia between 1998 and 2011, prosecutors revealed during the trial.
Also during trial, prosecutors also presented several phone calls intercepted by federal agents between March and April 2011, where Partman talked about wanting to kill another drug dealer sold him cocaine that wouldnt convert to crack. The dealer wasnt shot during that period, but Partman had an assault rifle when he was looking for the person.
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.