A Pawleys Island man was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug and gun charges.
Kneshon Raheime Pino, 30, pleaded guilty to trafficking heroin and unlawful possession of a sawed-off rifle in connection to a March 2016 incident, according to the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s office.
Pino was in a car stopped by agents with the Drug Enforcement Unit who were monitoring a drug sale. At the time, Pino had two warrants, according to Assistant Solicitor Richard Todd Jr., who prosecuted the case.
Agents smelled marijuana in the car, and Pino had a digital scale in his lap. Todd said the agents saw two bags of heroin in the front passenger seat.
Pino’s drivers license was suspended, Todd said, and he’d been convicted of driving under suspension five times during 2015 and was classified as a habitual traffic offender in South Carolina.
Agents searched the car and found a vacuum-packed bag of marijuana and a backpack with two bags of marijuana and a bag of crack cocaine. Drug paraphernalia used to package the drugs was also