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Solicitor: Greenwood Co. meth cook sentenced to 15 years in prison

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William Robert Richardson Sr. (Source: 8th Circuit Solicitor's Office). William Robert Richardson Sr. (Source: 8th Circuit Solicitor's Office).
GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo announced the sentencing of a Greenwood County meth cook on Friday. 

According to the solicitor's office, 47-year-old William Robert Richardson Sr. changed his plea to guilty Thursday morning just before the beginning of jury selection of his trial. 

Richardson pleaded guilty to manufacturing meth, first offense. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed for the charge. 

The solicitor's office said the Greenwood Drug Enforcement Unit agents executed a search warrant at Richardson's residence on April 7, 2017.

According to the solicitor's office, agents found an active one-pot meth lab and items need to make meth. Agents also found evidence that meth had recently been made and additional items used to manufacture meth in the garage. 

“Though much of the focus has rightfully shifted to the opioid crisis in our country, homespun meth labs continue to destroy families and ravage our communities,” Solicitor Stumbo said. “My office will continue to take the fight to poison pushers like William Robert Richardson until we get it off of our streets.”

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