On the surface, [Nathaniel] Colleton seemed an unlikely drug dealer. He had grown up in a solid home. His mom was a paralegal and church pastor, his dad a longtime employee of The Citadel.
Colleton was a high school graduate. He played music for church services and volunteered to teach underprivileged kids how to read, his attorney, Dale Cobb, said.
Cobb said his client turned to selling drugs after he lost his construction job and couldn’t find work. Whether it was that or the lure of easy money, as police suspect, Colleton’s new occupation would short-circuit whatever future he had planned for himself.