A federal jury convicted a Chapin man Tuesday on three charges related to drug dealing and weapons.
The conviction of David Scott Browder, 38, followed a two-day trial, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Columbia said. He faces a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence, but faces a maximum of life and a $4 million fine.
He was of convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine, being a felon in possession of a firearm and bond jumping.
The jury was convinced by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy C. Wicker's case that Browder sold 505 grams of cocaine to an informant under observation of an undercover officer of the State Law Enforcement Division in September 2006. A search of a mobile used by Browder turned another 250 grams of cocaine, a gun and other incriminating evidence.
The bond jumping charge stemmed from the fact that Browder was originally supposed to go to trial in November 2009, but failed to appear. He was arrested in September 2010 in West Palm Beach, Fla. by the U.S. Marshal's Service.