Meth cook sentenced to 15 years in prison

WILLIAM ROBERT RICHARDSON SR.

Greenwood, S.C.; June 15, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday that a Greenwood County meth cook was sentenced to 15 years in prison after entering a guilty plea just moments before jury selection was to begin in his trial.

William Robert Richardson Sr., 47, changed his plea to guilty Thursday morning just as prosecutors and defense attorneys were ready to begin the process of selecting a jury in his trial. Richardson pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense, and threw himself on the mercy of the court. He was initially charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, third offense.

Circuit Judge Donald Hocker then sentenced Richardson to 15 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed under state law for the crime.

On April 7, 2017, the Greenwood Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at a residence located in the Greenwood Mill Village. Inside the home was the defendant and his wife. Agents located an active one-pot meth lab as well as all the necessary items to make meth. Agents also located empty bottles with meth sludge indicating additional meth had recently been made, along with additional items used to manufacture meth in the garage of the home.

Assistant Solicitors Wade Dowtin and Julie Kate Keeney handled the case for the state. Richardson was represented by Ivan Toney of the Greenville County Bar.

Solicitor Stumbo praised the work of his staff along with Lt. Jaime Lovett, Sgt. Dyar Archibald, Agent Wesley McClinton and former agent Bryan Louis of DEU in securing the conviction and lengthy prison sentence.

“Though much of the focus has rightfully shifted to the opioid crisis in our country, homespun meth labs continue to destroy families and ravage our communities,” Solicitor Stumbo said following the proceeding. “My office will continue to take the fight to poison pushers like William Robert Richardson until we get it off of our streets.”

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Greenwood man sentenced to 18 years for armed bank robbery

THOMAS ALLEN SMITH

Greenwood, S.C.; June 15, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday that a Greenwood man was sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of a 2016 bank robbery.

A Greenwood County jury needed just 13 minutes to deliberate and return a guilty verdict on Thomas Allen Smith, 53, for the 2016 armed robbery of the South State Bank located at 1224 Bypass 72 NE. Circuit Judge Donald Hocker then handed down an 18-year prison sentence to Smith.

On February 18, 2016, a male subject later identified as Smith entered the South State Bank wearing blue overalls with a dark colored hoodie underneath and sunglasses. The armed robber approached the teller in the bank and handed her a note that said he had a bomb and that she was to give him all the money. The teller did what she was told and gave the armed robber what money she had in her drawer at the time, $2,330, and placed the money in a blue bank bag that he brought in with him. The bank bag is where the alleged bomb was located. Once the armed robber had the money, he took the note and left the bank. He fled on foot and then got in a white Volkswagen Passat fleeing the scene.

A picture of the suspect and the white vehicle were posted in the local media and approximately four hours after the incident occurred, a tip was called in that the subject had recently purchased the vehicle used in the armed robbery from Ballentine Ford. The name of Thomas Allen Smith was given as the customer who bought the vehicle and his address was 407 E. Northside Drive, Greenwood.

A search of his home revealed the white Volkswagen Passat, the blue overalls, dark colored hoodie, sunglasses and a fresh burn pile. However, Thomas Allen Smith was not located at the home.

A former employer of Thomas Allen Smith viewed the bank surveillance video and was able to positively identify Smith as the armed robber.

The investigation continued and two days later an anonymous caller gave a tip that the armed robber was seen at the Lil Cricket on Bypass 72. The tipster believed Smith to be at the America’s Best Value Hotel under another name. The Greenwood County SWAT team responded and took Smith into custody.

Deputy Solicitor Yates Brown and Assistant Solicitor Micah Black prosecuted the case for the state with the assistance of 8th Circuit Investigator Chris Wilkie. Smith was represented by Carson Henderson of the Greenwood County Bar.

Solicitor Stumbo praised the work of his staff along with Capt. Mitchell McAlister, Lt. Mike Dixon, Lt. Jaime Lovett, Sgt. Blake Moore, Sgt. William Kay, and Sr. Master Patrolman Wesley McClinton of the Greenwood Police Department, along with Lt. Josh Hood and Det. Whitfield Brooks of the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office in securing the conviction.

“Bank robberies can have a devastating effect on the feeling of security in a community, from employees of the bank to the average citizen who hears about it and wonders if something like this will happen the next time they are at their own bank,” said Solicitor Stumbo said following the trial. “I cannot say enough about the excellent work of our law enforcement officers and their dogged persistence in bringing Thomas Allen Smith to justice. My office will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in blue to keep our families safe.”

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Georgia man sentenced to 26 years for murder of potential witness

MONTAVIOUS O. PARKS

Greenwood, S.C.; June 4, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Monday that a Georgia man was sentenced to 26 years in prison for his role in the killing of a 21-year-old Greenwood man who was cooperating with police on another crime involving the Georgia man.

Montavious O’neal Parks, 33, of Walton County, Georgia, pleaded guilty Monday morning to voluntary manslaughter in connection to the 2012 shooting death of 21-year-old Tavaris Kiwan Lester. Circuit Judge Frank Addy Jr. accepted the plea and imposed a 26-year negotiated prison sentence.

The case against Parks was scheduled to be called for trial during the June 11 term of court in Greenwood County.

In November 2012, Parks and at least one other individual went to a residence on Moss Creek Lane in Greenwood and fired two shots into the window of the residence, hitting Lester in the back. Officers with the Greenwood Police Department were able to revive Lester at the scene, but Lester succumbed to his injuries a week later at Self Regional Healthcare.

Parks and Lester were involved in an armed robbery incident together in which a person was shot. Lester gave a statement to police about the incident. After Lester provided the statement to police, Parks and another man, Blake Parrish, began looking for Lester. Parrish received a text message from someone inside the Moss Creek Lane residence stating that Lester was at the residence. Parks, during the plea proceeding, asserted that it was Parrish who pulled the trigger. Parrish was charged in connection to Lester’s killing, but died in 2016.

Parks was located just days later in the custody of authorities in Georgia on unrelated assault charges. Parks was released in January of this year and immediately turned over to authorities from Greenwood.

Deputy Solicitor Yates Brown and Assistant Solicitor Josh Thomas handled the case for the state, with assistance from 8th Circuit Investigator Courtney Smith and Victim Advocates Mary Ann Stroup and Sarah Parris. Parks was represented by Montrio Belton of the Abbeville County Bar.

Solicitor Stumbo praised the work of his staff along with Lt. Mike Dixon, Capt. Travis Anderson, and Sr. Master Patrolman Wesley McClinton of the Greenwood Police Department in securing the conviction and lengthy prison sentence for Parks.

“Our community should never become desensitized to the senseless taking of another life, especially when a victim like Kiwan Lester is killed simply for trying to do the right thing,” Solicitor Stumbo said following the sentencing.  “Our folks have worked very hard over the past five years with the city’s investigators to finally bring this dangerous killer to justice, despite major obstacles to prosecution.  My hope is that the Lester family can now finally begin to heal.”

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Career drug dealer sentenced to 25 years in prison

ARTHUR LEE WILLIAMS

Laurens, S.C.; May 25, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday that a long-time Laurens County crack dealer was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted at trial of distribution of crack cocaine, third offense.

Arthur Lee Williams, 27, of Laurens, was found guilty by a Laurens County jury of distribution of crack, third offense, following two days of trial and less than 20 minutes of deliberation.

Circuit Judge Donald Hocker then sentenced Williams to 25 years in prison. The crime is considered a serious offense under state law and Williams must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being considered for parole.

In July 2015, a confidential informant working with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office purchased about one gram of crack cocaine from Williams. Williams has three prior narcotics convictions on his record, making him eligible for life without parole if he commits another serious or most serious offense.

Williams’ case was scheduled to be called for trial in July 2017, but the State’s informant was viciously attacked with a hammer the weekend prior to trial, leading to nearly a year-long delay in calling the case back to trial.

Assistant Solicitor Margaret Boykin and Deputy Solicitor Dale Scott handled the case for the state, with assistance from 8th Circuit Investigators Walter Bentley and Joey Pittman. Williams was represented by Ivan Toney of the Greenville County Bar.

Solicitor Stumbo praised the work of his staff, along with Sgt. Matt Veal of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office and Capt. Tyrone Goggins and Sgt. Shane Prather of the Clinton Department of Public Safety, in securing the conviction and lengthy prison sentence.

“It is no secret that crack cocaine breeds violence in communities, and this case is a prime example of that,” Solicitor Stumbo said following the trial. “We cannot and will not stand by and let career drug dealers like Arthur Williams destroy our communities and my office will continue to fight until we get it all off the streets.”

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Man sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for DUI crash that killed step-daughter

DONALD J. HARRIS

Abbeville, S.C.; May 21, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Monday that a Honea Path man will spend more than 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection to a crash that left his 7-year-old step-daughter dead.

Donald Jerry Harris, 36, of Honea Path, pleaded guilty Monday at the Abbeville County Courthouse to charges of felony DUI resulting in death, felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury, child endangerment, and driving under suspension. A trial on the same charges was scheduled for jury selection Monday morning before Harris elected to change his plea from not guilty to guilty.

Circuit Judge Frank Addy Jr. then handed down a sentence of 18 years and six months in prison.

Just after 6 p.m. on March 11, 2017, Harris was driving along Tornado Road near Honea Path in Abbeville County in a white SUV when he began to drift to the right. Harris jerked the vehicle back to the left, running off the left side of the road. Harris then jerked the vehicle back to the right, causing it to roll over. In the vehicle with Harris were his wife and three children, including his step-daughter Abigail who died at the scene.

Harris and his wife were both taken by helicopter to Greenville Health System to receive treatment for their injuries. The other two children were taken to AnMed before being transferred to Greenville Health System. Harris’ mother was also on scene and claimed to be driving he vehicle. It was later determined that Harris was driving the vehicle. Harris had a blood-alcohol level of about .10 at the time of the crash.

Harris’ mother, Penny Harris, pleaded guilty on May 9 to a charge of obstructing justice in connection to her dishonesty about driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Assistant Solicitors Micah Black and Wade Dowtin handled the case for the state with assistance from 8th Circuit Investigator Chris Wilkie and Victim Advocate Sarah Parris. Harris was represented by Kami Granade and Tristan Shaffer of the Abbeville Public Defender’s Office.

Solicitor Stumbo praised the work of his staff along with the S.C. Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team in securing the conviction and long prison sentence.

“There are no sadder days than the days on which families have to bury a child for senseless, reckless behavior,” Solicitor Stumbo said following the proceeding. “While there is no conviction or sentence that can bring little Abby back, it is my hope and prayer that those who loved her can gain some closure by knowing Donald Harris will not be able to endanger the lives of any other human beings for a long time to come.”

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Drug dealer receives maximum sentence for selling pills that led to overdose death

Octavious Calliham, left, stands with his attorney, Andrew Hodges, during sentencing Friday at the Greenwood County Courthouse.

Greenwood, S.C.; May 18, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Friday that a Greenwood drug dealer was sentenced to 20 years in prison after selling the dangerous drug Fentanyl to a Ninety Six man, leading to the man’s overdose death.

Octavious Calliham, 26, pleaded guilty on May 8 to charges of involuntary manslaughter and distribution of Fentanyl, with sentencing being deferred until Friday morning.

Circuit Judge Frank Addy Jr. sentenced Calliham to 20 years in prison, suspended to five years in prison and four years of probation, with the first year of probation being under intense supervision. The imposed sentence is the maximum allowable under state law on both charges.

On August 10, 2017, authorities responded to the home of 31-year-old Michael Pridmore after receiving a report of an unresponsive male in the home. Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox pronounced Pridmore dead just after 5 p.m. of an apparent overdose of Fentanyl.

Agents with the Greenwood Drug Enforcement Unit were able to locate Calliham, who sold Pridmore the Fentanyl, and perform a controlled buy to obtain deadly Fentanyl pills. DEU agents immediately took Calliham into custody after the controlled buy was completed.

Assistant Solicitor Josh Thomas handled the case for the state, with assistance from Victim Advocate Mary Ann Stroup. Calliham was represented by Andrew Hodges of the Greenwood County Bar.

Coroner Cox noted the significance of the conviction, not only for Pridmore’s family, but also for families of overdose victims across South Carolina.

“In all my years in law enforcement and as Coroner, I have dealt with few cases as heart-breaking as this one,” Cox said following the sentencing. “I hope this sends a loud message to drug dealers all over South Carolina and the entire nation that they will be held accountable for peddling this poison on the streets.”

Solicitor Stumbo, who praised the work of his staff along with Lt. Chad Cox and Inv. Clint Burden of the DEU, echoed the Coroner’s sentiment and vowed to continue taking the fight to the dealers on the streets.

“We will continue to fight the opioid epidemic with all of the tools available to us under the law, including homicide indictments for drug dealers who are pushing deadly, concentrated amounts of fentanyl onto our streets,” said Solicitor Stumbo after the sentencing.  “I hope that Mr. Pridmore’s family can find some peace and closure in the wake of this, and other opioid dealers in South Carolina will take notice of this conviction and prison sentence.”

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Murrells Inlet man sentenced to 50 years in prison for VFW murder

ARTHUR JASON “A.J.” BOWERS

Laurens, S.C.; April 26, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Thursday that a 15-year journey for justice in the brutal killing of 76-year-old James Bolt at the Laurens County Veterans of Foreign Wars building came to and when the killer was convicted and sentenced to life in prison following a trial at the Laurens County Judicial Complex.

Arthur Jason “A.J.” Bowers, 32, was convicted Thursday of murder, criminal conspiracy, and armed robbery in connection to Bolt’s murder in 2003. A Laurens County jury returned the verdict after deliberating for just under three hours.

Circuit Judge Donald Hocker then handed down a sentence of five years in prison on the criminal conspiracy charge, 30 years in prison on the armed robbery charge, and 50 years in prison on the murder charge, calling the crime “gruesome and heinous.”

In September 2003, Bolt was discovered in a pool of his own blood at the VFW building on East Main Street in Laurens where he was employed. The investigation led police to Bowers, who was 17 years old at the time, but charges were eventually dismissed by then-Solicitor Jerry Peace.

The investigation continued and new charges were filed in 2015 after new information about the murder surfaced. Doyle Wayne Roberts, known in the community as “Wanda Wayne,” was placed under arrest on an unrelated matter when he told police that his mother, 65-year-old Brenda Roberts, had washed the clothes of Bowers and another individual following Bolt’s murder.

Brenda Roberts was found guilty of accessory after the fact to murder on April 27, 2017 and sentenced to 14 years in prison, a sentence handed down by Circuit Judge Frank Addy as a message to Roberts – she was sentenced to one year in prison for every year justice for James Bolt had been denied.

Deputy Solicitor Warren Mowry and Assistant Solicitor Jim Todd handled the case for the State with assistance from 8th Circuit Investigators Walter Bentley and Joey Pittman. Bentley and Pittman both actively worked the case as law enforcement officers with Laurens Police Department.

Bowers was represented by J.G. Anderson of the Georgetown County Bar.

Solicitor Stumbo praised the persistent and tireless work of his staff along with Investigator Logan Kanipe of the Laurens Police Department and Investigator Jared Hunnicutt of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office in securing Bowers’ conviction.

“The heinous and brutal killing of Mr. James Bolt, a well-respected man, rocked the Laurens community in 2003, and a piece of our innocence was taken,” Solicitor Stumbo said following the sentencing. “While we can never get that piece of innocence back, we can and will pursue those like A.J. Bowers who steal it for as long as necessary to bring them to justice. It is my hope and prayer that this day in court will be another major step towards peace and closure for Mr. Bolt’s entire family.”

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Solicitor’s Office seeking Juvenile Arbitration volunteers

Greenwood, S.C.; April 13, 2018 – The Eighth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is seeking officers for its Community Juvenile Arbitration Program, a program aimed at helping first-time juvenile offenders take responsibility for their actions and avoid the juvenile justice system.

The system, first implemented in 1998 under then-Solicitor Townes Jones, has received over 5,000 referrals for first-time offenders in the four counties that comprise the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The program allows first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders the opportunity to complete a volunteer program as an alternative to entering the Family Court system and also allows the offender to keep his or her juvenile record clean.

The program utilizes volunteers as arbitrators. An arbitrator conducts a hearing involving the juvenile, parents, victims and law enforcement officers. To be considered for the program, the juvenile must admit guilt. The arbitrator then hears from all parties involved and prepares a contract detailing sanctions for the juvenile, including restitution, apology letters, community service, curfews and written reports, among other sanctions.

According to Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo, juvenile arbitration is rewarding for everyone involved.

“Juvenile arbitration is one of the best things that we get to do in my office,” Solicitor Stumbo said. “For the volunteer arbitrators, it is an opportunity as a citizen to make a difference in the lives of wayward youth. For the juvenile offenders who find themselves in the crosshairs of prosecution, it is an opportunity to make things right with those who they have victimized and be restored back to the community, hopefully not to offend again.”

Eighth Circuit Juvenile Arbitration Director Julie Bledsoe said it has been her experience that the arbitrators are often impacted just as much, if not more, than the juvenile offenders who enter the program.

“What I have seen time and time again is a person volunteers to be an arbitrator to make a difference in the lives of young people in their community,” Bledsoe said. “But every arbitrator who hears cases ends up saying they feel like they get more than they give when they serve as a juvenile arbitrator. It truly is a great community program that blesses everyone involved.”

Volunteers serve as arbitrators in the program. Hearings are scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule and last about an hour. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent and have a clean criminal record. Volunteers must complete a 21-hour training course. The course will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 3 to May 24. All classes will be held at the Eighth Circuit Solicitor’s Office, located at 600 Monument St. (Park Plaza) Suite 203, Greenwood.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Julie Bledsoe at 864-942-8843.

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Career drug dealer sentenced to 25 years in prison

Greenwood, S.C.; April 11, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Wednesday that a Greenwood drug dealer was sentenced to 25 years in prison following a trial at the Greenwood County Courthouse.

Dazzelle Demarcus Smith, 33, was found guilty of trafficking cocaine, third offense, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, third offense, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana following a trial that began on Monday and ended Tuesday morning.

Circuit Judge Frank Addy Jr. then sentenced Smith to 25 years on the trafficking cocaine charge, 20 years on the possession with intent to distribute crack charge, and 10 years on the possession with intent to distribute marijuana charge, with all sentences running concurrently. Trafficking cocaine is a serious and violent offense under state law and Smith must serve a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence before being considered for parole.

Smith has two prior convictions for trafficking crack cocaine.

In November 2016, officers were patrolling the area of Tanyard Avenue on foot when they observed Smith sitting alone in a vehicle that was illegally parked. As they approached the vehicle, officers could smell the odor of marijuana. The odor got stronger as they got closer to the vehicle.

Officers located Smith in the vehicle and could see marijuana in the driver side door handle. Officers asked Smith to exit the vehicle and began to search the vehicle. Officers located multiple plastic bags of marijuana totaling more 228 grams, multiple plastic bags of crack cocaine totaling more than five grams, and multiple baggies of cocaine totaling more than 40 grams.

Deputy Solicitor Yates Brown and Assistant Solicitor Anna Sumner prosecuted the case for the state with assistance from 8th Circuit Investigator Courtney Smith. Smith was represented by Bill Yarborough of the Greenville County Bar.

Solicitor Stumbo praised the work of his staff along with Sgt. Martin Harrelson, Sgt. Kenya Griffin, Senior Master Patrolman Cory Boyter, Private First Class Johnathan Vaughn of the Greenwood Police Department and Det. Whit Brooks of the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office in securing the conviction and lengthy prison sentence.

Smith’s sentence comes less than a week after another crack dealer was convicted of trafficking illegal drugs in the 8th Circuit and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Reginald Scurry was convicted last week in Newberry County on a charge of trafficking crack cocaine, third offense.

“We are seeing more death and misery than ever before from addiction to dangerous narcotics, and men like Dazzelle Smith have preyed upon those folks for profit,” Solicitor Stumbo said. “It is good to see a career drug dealer like Smith put behind bars where he belongs. My office will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder on the thin blue line with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement to keep our streets safe from thugs like Dazzelle Smith.”

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Long-time crack dealer sentenced to 25 years in prison

REGINALD R. SCURRY

Newberry, S.C.; April 9, 2018 – Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced Monday that a Cherokee County crack dealer was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison following a trial at the Newberry County Courthouse.

Reginald Rodezere Scurry, 42, of Gaffney, was found guilty Thursday of trafficking crack cocaine, 28-100 grams, third offense, and failure to stop for blue light following the trial. A Newberry County jury deliberated for less than two hours before returning the guilty verdicts.

Circuit Judge Frank Addy Jr. then sentenced Scurry to 25 years in prison. The crack cocaine charge is considered a serious and violent offense under state law and Scurry must serve a minimum of 85 percent of the sentence before being considered for parole.

In January of 2017, troopers with S.C. Highway Patrol clocked Scurry traveling 70 mph in a 55 mph zone on S.C. 56 near the intersection of Belfast Road. The troopers turned around and observed Scurry throw something out the passenger window of the vehicle. Troopers initiated a traffic stop and spoke to Scurry through the open passenger window. Scurry handed the trooper a S.C. identification card and then sped off.

Troopers pursued Scurry into Laurens County where he eventually led authorities down unpaved roads and was able to wedge a Kia vehicle, which belonged to his girlfriend, around a metal gate. The vehicle was later recovered and the registration card in the name of Scurry’s girlfriend was located in the vehicle. Troopers located a bag containing 82 grams of crack cocaine in the area where they observed Scurry throw an object out of his car window.

While out on bond awaiting trial in Newberry County, Scurry was arrested in Cherokee County in January of this year on drug trafficking charges. At the time of his arrest in Cherokee County, Scurry is alleged to have possessed crack cocaine in an amount warranting another trafficking charge. Scurry has several previous drug convictions, including one from 2010 in Richmond County, Georgia. Scurry was also acquitted of a trafficking crack cocaine charge in Cherokee County in January of this year.

Deputy Solicitor Dale Scott and Assistant Solicitor Taylor Daniel handled the case for the state with assistance from 8th Circuit Investigator Walter Bentley. Scurry was represented by the Newberry County Public Defender’s Office.

Solicitor Stumbo praised the work of his office as well as SCHP Lance Cpl. Kevin Lazar and Deputy Michael Stribble with Newberry County Sheriff’s Office in securing the conviction and lengthy prison sentence.

“Reginald Scurry has poisoned the streets of Upstate South Carolina for entirely too long, bringing misery and destruction to the doorsteps of his addicted clients and their families,” Solicitor Stumbo said following the trial. “I hope this conviction and lengthy prison sentence sends a message to other drug pushers that we will not their misery peddling on the streets of our communities.”

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