Hallsboro drug dealer facing federal time

Jamal Bryant
Jamal Bryant

Cocaine, methamphetamines, and firearms added up to 117 months in federal prison for a Hallsboro man.

Jamal Devon “Maul” Bryant, 35, was arrested in a joint law enforcement operation in July 2019. Bryant was sentenced in federal court Tuesday, according to the U.S. District Attorney’s Office.

Bryant was arrested after a raid on his Red Bug Road home in Hallsboro. A press release at the time of the raid said that undercover operatives made multiple purchases of crack cocaine at the residence over the course of several months.

On July 3, 2019, agents from the Vice-Narcotics division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and other agencies executed a search warrant on Bryant’s home. He was found hiding in a dilapidated building behind the residence with a handgun and crystal meth on his person.

Officers seized two military style rifles, the handgun, crack and powdered cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and $4,000 in cash from the home.

Bryant, who was a convicted felon at the time, was charged with multiple drug felonies, possession of a firearm by a felon and other charges. He was held under a $325,000 secured bond until he was turned over to federal authorities, where he was held pending trial.

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