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Walhalla Man Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence For Meth Distribution

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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.

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