Can a person in SC be initially charged w/ conspiracy alone for the first 90 days then paired with an alleged co-conspirator ?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Cheraw, SC

a friend was charged with drugs & conspiracy (federal charges), the first 90 days they did not name a co-conspirator, then later they named his associate. Since then all of his drug charges have been dismissed except the conspiracy charge which we are currently trying to use this as an objection to the R&R for a possible dismissal ruling.

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  1. Fred Wallace Woods Jr.

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Yes, in South Carolina, the hand of one is the hand of all, meaning that if you are named in a conspiracy, they can charge you with a crime.

  2. Ross Tyson Mutrux

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    Answered . Yes, the government may add co-conspirators as defendants, or even remove defendants that were originally accused in the conspiracy.

  3. Joshua Sabert Lowther


    Contributor Level 17

    Answered . Yes; an alleged co-conspirator may be added to an indictment at any time before trial, or not be indicted at all and disclosed by the Government only when the statutes, rules or other law require disclosure, such as the Government's discovery obligations regarding arguably favorable information to the defendant, etc.)

    Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.

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