A man known as a major crack cocaine dealer in Kershaw County has been sentenced to nine years, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.
Katrell Sipio Cooke, 36, of Camden was arrested in July of last year and charged with two counts of trafficking crack cocaine and two counts of distribution of crack cocaine within proximity of a school.
Cooke had numerous prior narcotics arrests over the years and had the reputation for selling large quantities of crack cocaine in Kershaw County, Matthews said.
Cooke pled guilty to all counts before S.C. Circuit Court Judge Allison Lee Thursday, Matthews said. Judge Lee sentenced Cooke to nine years in the S.C. Department of Corrections.
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“Cooke was very well known in the community and by our officers as a major source of crack cocaine in Kershaw County,” Matthews said.