Pelzer man indicted on federal gun and drug charges

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United States Attorney Beth Drake announced that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville indicted a Pelzer man on Federal Gun and Drug Charges. Ronnie Beauford Eugene Gilmer, Jr., age 53, of Pelzer was charged in a six-count indictment with possession of firearms and ammunition by a prohibited person previously convicted of a felony and a criminal domestic violence crime, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and (g)(9); possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A); and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1). The maximum penalty Gilmer could face is a fine of $1,000,000.00 and/or life imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joe Brewer of the Greenville office.

In other indictments, an Anderson man was indicted on Federal Gun and Explosive Charges. Wesley Dallas Ayers, age 27, was charged in a twelve-count indictment with transportation of explosive materials with the intent to injure, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(d); possession and use of destructive devices during the commission of a crime of violence, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c)(1)(A)(i), 924(c)(1)(A)(ii), 924(c)(1)(A)(iii), 924(c)(1)(B)(ii), 924(c)(1)(C)(ii), and 924(c)(3)(A); use of a destructive device during the commission of a felony, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 844(h)(1) and (2); and possession of a firearm that was not registered to him in the NTRTF, a violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5841, 5861(d), and 5871. The maximum penalty Ayers could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or life imprisonment. This case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joe Brewer of the Greenville office.