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Greenville man accused of trafficking cocaine-caffeine mix pleads guilty to federal charge

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Courtney Eugene Harris (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center) Courtney Eugene Harris (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The U.S. Attorney's Office said a Greenville man admitted to a federal gun charge on Monday in connection with a drug trafficking case.

Authorities said 37-year-old Courtney Eugene Harris was arrested in April after probation officers conducted a visit to his home. Investigators said Harris was found with latex gloves and white powder covering his clothing.

A search of his kitchen revealed more white powder and small baggies located nearby, authorities said.

Investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office said the white powder field-tested positive for cocaine. Deputies said Harris told them the substance was cocaine he was mixing with caffeine.

A 9mm pistol was located in Harris' bedroom and he was charged with felony possession of a firearm as part of "Operation Real Time," a program seeking federal prosecution for individuals with guns and significant criminal histories.

Harris entered a guilty plea on Monday to the federal gun charge and is awaiting sentencing.

According to online jail records, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office also charged him with trafficking cocaine, manufacturing or distributing cocaine base, possession of a firearm by a violent felon, possession of a gun or knife during commission of a violent crime, abandonment of a child under age 16, firearm possession by person prohibited and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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