Ex-Spartanburg official sentenced for drugs

  • Follow Crime & courts

GREENVILLE, S.C. --  A former Spartanburg County magistrate has been sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison for his role in a drug scandal that also involved a former clerk of court.

Authorities say John Truman Poole, Jr. was sentenced Tuesday on a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. He had previously pleaded guilty.

Authorities say Poole, former court clerk Marcus Kitchens and a third man hatched a plan to take drugs from the Spartanburg County courthouse evidence room to Florida for sale. The third man drove the drugs to Florida in April 2009 and received $3,000, which was divided among the three.

An informant told agents about the sale. Marcus Kitchens has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.

 
loading...
Top headlines
Director's firing urged over raises
Commissioner Marion Williams has called for John­son's firing at Tuesday's commission meeting. Johnson has come under fire for pay raises he and others in his department received that weren't ...
Search Augusta jobs