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Laurens man pleads in federal court

A Laurens man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Greenville to charges stemming from a robbery of a drug store in Laurens.

Iquill Wayne Morrison, 22, pleaded guilty to obstruction of commerce by robbery and to use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Iquill Morrison

Morrison, who was being held in the Laurens County Detention Center, is awaiting sentencing from U.S. District Judge Henry M. Herlong, Jr. Morrison faces a statutory maximum sentence of life in prison with a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years consecutive to any other sentence in federal prison.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Morrison was arrested on federal charges on Nov. 28, 2016 after robbing the Drug-Lo Pharmacy in Laurens on Aug. 25, 2016, robbing employees of money while brandishing a firearm.

Agents from the Laurens Police Department, State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated the case, which is being prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Max Cauthen and the Greenville U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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