‘counterfeit pharmaceutical labs’

SENTENCED TO FEDERAL COURT AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO DRUG CONSPIRACY. ERIC HUGHES RENTED VACATION HOMES IN SULLIVANS ISLAND AND ISLE OF PALMS TO MAKE FAKE DRUGS FOR A MONTH AT A TIME. EACH MONTH, HUGHES WOULD PRODUCE ABOUT 500-THOUSAND COUNTERFEIT PILLS, SELL THEM ON THE DARK WEB AND PURCHASED THROUGH BITCOIN. THE CONSPIRACY WAS CAPTURED WHEN D-E-A AGENTS HAD SEARCH WARRANTS IN A BEACH HOUSE ON TYBEE ISLAND WHERE THE LAB WAS SET UP. HUGHES WAS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR 168 MONTHS.

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