CANTON, Ga. A former Georgia State Patrol trooper has been sentenced in Cherokee County after pleading guilty to trafficking in methamphetamine and narcotics possession.
County officials said Friday that 37-year-old Trent David McWhirter of Canton was arrested in February with methamphetamine, ecstasy and other drugs in his possession. He was on probation at the time for a prior arrest in 2004.
McWhirter was sentenced to 30 years in prison, suspended after 12 years, and was fined $200,000.
The State Patrol says McWhirter was a state trooper for 10 years.