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Meth dealer who was arrested with grandson in car sentenced to prison

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Earnest Vaughn (Courtesy: Solicitor's office) Earnest Vaughn (Courtesy: Solicitor's office)
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A career meth dealer was sentenced to 40 years in prison after a Greenwood County jury found him guilty Wednesday afternoon on a trafficking charge related to a January 2016 incident, Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo said Thursday.

Earnest Vaughn Sr., 57, was found guilty of trafficking methamphetamines, third offense, and unlawful conduct toward a child.

The judge sentenced Vaughn to 30 years in prison on the trafficking methamphetamine charge and 10 years in prison on the unlawful conduct toward a child charge. The sentences will be served consecutively.

On January 27, 2016, Stumbo said agents with Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit met Vaughn for a controlled buy, and said the man arrived with his 5-year-old grandson in the back seat of his vehicle.

Several knives, a set of digital scales and about 20 grams of methamphetamine was also found.

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