Two Brothers Convicted for Trafficking Cocaine

May 17, 2013

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia


Two Greenville, SC brothers face at least ten years each in a Georgia prison after being convicted of trafficking in cocaine.

According to Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Parks White, a Franklin County Superior Court jury handed down their verdict Wednesday afternoon.

Michael Cheek and Thomas Cheek were found guilty of trafficking and possession of five ounces of cocaine as well as possession of firearms.

Thomas Cheek was also found guilty of criminal attempt to possess MDMA, commonly known as Ecstasy.

According to White, both brothers face a mandatory minimum sentence in Georgia of 10 years in prison.

However, White said Thomas Cheek already has three prior felony convictions in South Carolina, which means he will likely serve his sentence in Georgia without the possibility of parole.

White says Superior Court Judge John Bailey will hand down their sentences in the coming weeks.

Both Michael and Thomas Cheek remain in the Franklin County Detention Center awaiting sentencing.