SC man sentenced to life in prison in cocaine case

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Barnwell man found with cocaine, guns and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash at his home has been sentenced to life in prison.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Thursday that 32-year-old Terrance Lamar Wiggins was sentenced after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Wiggins was arrested last year after several years of investigation. Officers said he had distributed hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in and around Barnwell since 2005.

Officers searching Wiggins' home found cocaine, guns and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash hidden in the refrigerator, in a pillowcase and underneath a bathtub.

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