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Greenwood man sentenced to 13 years for dealing crack

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Sherard Williams (Source: Solicitor David Stumbo) Sherard Williams (Source: Solicitor David Stumbo)
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenwood man convicted of dealing drugs was sentenced to more than a decade behind bars, Solicitor David Stumbo announced on Tuesday.

Sherard Williams was scheduled to a jury trial on a charge for his third offense for distribution of crack cocaine, but he pleaded guilty just prior to the start of the trial on Monday.

Judge Frank R. Abby Jr. accepted the plea and sentenced 29-year-old Williams to 13 years in state prison.   

Stumbo said the Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit conducted controlled buys of crack from Williams using an informant between July 2012 and April 2013.

The Drug Enforcement Unit obtained warrants and executed a search warrant at a residence on Holloway Avenue in Greenwood, where a small amount of crack was found inside.

Stumbo said Williams was released on bond but was later arrested for failing to stop for a blue light and driving without a license.

Williams must serve 85 percent of his sentence before his release because the offense is classified as violent under South Carolina law.

"Sherard Williams was a menace to our community in Greenwood, and because of the teamwork between our prosecutors and the Drug Enforcement Unit investigators, Williams will be off the streets for many years to come," said Stumbo. 

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