3 men plead guilty to meth trafficking in Abbeville Co.


ABBEVILLE, SC (WSPA)- Three men, charged with trafficking meth in Abbeville County, were given long term prison sentences after entering guilty pleas this week, according to the eighth circuit solicitor David Stumbo.

James M. Millholland, Brandon Dewitt Chrisley and Johnny Ray Stroud all pleaded guilty to trafficking meth in addition to other charges.

Millholland, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking methamphetamines, possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was sentenced to nine years in prison by Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith.

Chrisley, 30, pleaded guilty to two charges of possession with intent to distribute ice, crank, or crack and possession of a controlled substance. Chrisley was sentenced to seven years in prison on the first possession with into to distribute charge and 15 years in prison, suspended to five years of probation, on the remaining two charges, the release says.

Stroud, 43, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking methamphetamines and he was sentenced to 25 years in prison, suspended to 12 years in prison followed by five years of probation upon release from prison.

The Solicitor’s Office release also says all three men were caught in possession of at least 40 grams of methamphetamines or “ice.” Stroud was caught with about 1.65 pounds of the illegal narcotic as well as 39 firearms, which he surrendered to the Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office as part of his plea.

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