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'Repeat offender' sentenced to 15 years for drug deals

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Charles Woodruff (Solicitor's Office) Charles Woodruff (Solicitor's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Prosecutors said a Spartanburg man and "repeat offender" pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to numerous drug-related charges.

Charles Woodruff, 33, pleaded guilty to nearly 10 counts of various drug trafficking, distribution and possession charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Prosecutors said Woodruff conducted drug deals between April 12, 2011 and Oct. 12, 2012 across the city and county of Spartanburg. Deputies said they used informants who bought drugs from Woodruff, including one time when police found him with two handguns, six grams of marijuana, 13 grams of crack cocaine, two sets of digital scales and $1,627 in cash.

"Charles Woodruff was a repeat offender who made his living selling drugs in our community," Assistant Solicitor Scott Spivey said. "He did so while on probation and while out on bond. He has consistently proven he cannot conform to the laws of our state. Spartanburg is safer with Mr. Woodruff serving time in prison."

Woodruff had three prior drug convictions along with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and criminal domestic violence cases, Solicitor Barry Barnette said.

Woodruff must serve at least 12 years before he eligible for parole.

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