Drug trafficker gets 10 years in prison
Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00 AM
A Greenwood man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted on major drug charges Thursday morning.
Karlin Foster, right, stands beside his mother during a plea hearing Thursday morning inside the Greenwood County Courthouse. Foster was sentenced to 10 years in prison at the hearing.
(Matt Bruce | Index-Journal)
The sentence was handed down during a plea hearing inside the Greenwood County Courthouse. Karlin Foster, 34, of 234 Morton Road, pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking charges stemming from a September 2013 raid at his home. A circuit court judge issued 10-year sentences to run concurrently for each of the charges.
“Many young people come before you with drug charges, and many crimes on the street are committed because of illegal drugs,” said Greenwood County Sheriff Tony Davis, who testified during the hearing.
“Mr. Foster has been involved in the drug trade for a long time -- back in the early 2000s before I was ever sheriff. And as recently as the latter part of last week, we received information that he was still dealing drugs.”
Davis was among several Greenwood County deputies who sat in the courtroom to watch the hearing. Many of the narcotics officers who conducted the search and seizure that led to Foster’s arrest looked on from the gallery as the proceedings unfolded.
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