Walhalla Man Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence For Meth Distribution - WSPA.com

Walhalla Man Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence For Meth Distribution

Posted: Updated:
A jury convicted Gregory Lee Murphy, from Walhalla, for distributing meth. A jury convicted Gregory Lee Murphy, from Walhalla, for distributing meth.
WALHALLA, S.C. -

A jury convicted a man from Walhalla for distributing meth.

10th Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said that Gregory Lee Murphy, 40, of Walhalla, was found guilty of distributing meth and sentenced to 25 years in prison. However, Judge Alex Macaulay suspended the sentence and sentenced Murphy to seven-and-a-half years in prison followed by five years of probation.

Evidence presented at the trial showed that Murphy sold meth to an undercover informant operating at the behest of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office on August 8, 2012. The sale took place at a home on Durham Brown Road in the Friendship community of Oconee County and was captured on video. The video and audio from the transaction was shown to jurors during the trial.

"Meth is a highly addictive and destructive drug," said Solicitor Chrissy Adams. "Combating the distribution of meth in our community is an important priority and today's guilty verdict will help in that effort by putting a repeated drug offender in prison. This verdict means there is now one less source in Oconee for criminals to buy meth."

This was the second meth-related conviction for Murphy. He was convicted of possession of meth in 2004.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • SWAT Called To Home After Man Locks Himself Inside With A Gun

    SWAT Called To Home After Man Locks Himself Inside With A Gun

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:04:32 GMT
    Greenville County Sheriff's Office SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance call on Stallings Road Monday night. 
    Greenville County Sheriff's Office SWAT responded to a domestic disturbance call on Stallings Road Monday night. 
  • Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Laboring On Labor Day: Tradition and Economic Opportunity

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:15:21 GMT
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
    For some, Labor Day is a farewell to white pants and shoes. For others, it means an extra day of vacation. There are also those who take the day quite literally and cash in on the holiday.
  • Woman Charged With DUI After 2 Children Die In Boating Accident

    Woman Charged With DUI After 2 Children Die In Boating Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:08:30 GMT
    Dawn Thompson, 53, of EasleyDawn Thompson, 53, of Easley
    Dawn Thompson, 53, of Easley is charged with two counts of felony DUI  after a five-month old baby and a nine-year old child died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell Sunday in the Townville area.

    Dawn Thompson, 53, of Easley is charged with two counts of felony DUI  after a five-month old baby and a nine-year old child died after a boat capsized on Lake Hartwell Sunday in the Townville area.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.