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Heroin case nets Longs man 30 years

Abel Dewayne Gause


     Three decades in prison was the sentence for Longs man convicted last week as a heroin dealer, Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said.

     Abel Gause, 44, was convicted by a jury sitting in Conway last Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Benjamin H. Culbertson handing down the sentence in the one-day trial.

     Gause was fined $50,000 in addition to the 30-year prison sentence.

     For Gause it was a third offence trial on charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin, and distribution of the drug.

     Gause was found with heroin under the driver’s seat of his car following a traffic stop by an Horry County police officer on March 28, 2017.

     State Law Enforcement Division agents have ten pending cases against Gause, each accusing him of trafficking heroin, assistant solicitor George Henry Martin said.

     “This case is an example of great work by law enforcement to get a man dealing drugs in the community off the streets,” Martin said. “We appreciate the hard work by officers and agents to ensure justice was served.”

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