SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A Greenwood man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday for selling a large amount of cocaine and marijuana to an undercover informant in Spartanburg County in 2017.
According to a solicitor’s office news release, Dana Morton, 40, was sentenced and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine after he was found guilty of trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana at the end of a 5-day jury trial.
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Morton on Feb. 2, 2017 after a transaction happened at a home on Hawthorne Road.
The drug deal was recorded on audio and video, and Morton was arrested as he drove away from the crime scene.
According to the release, tests showed that the transaction involved nearly 112 grams of cocaine and nearly 6 grams of marijuana.
Morton represented himself in the trial.
He will be required to serve 85 percent of his prison sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Morton’s previous criminal record includes convictions for multiple drug offenses, malicious injury to personal property, false information to police and failure to stop for a blue light and siren.