Gregory Lee Murphy convicted by OC Jury

An Oconee County jury found Gregory Lee Murphy guilty on Wednesday of distribution of methamphetamines.  This was his second offense. The Honorable Alex Macaulay sentenced Murphy to 25 years suspended on the service of 90 months followed by 5 years probation. Tenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams reports that on August 8, 2012, Murphy sold methamphetamine to an undercover informant operating at the direction of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. The sale took place at a home on Durham Brown Road in the Friendship Community of Oconee County. The entire transaction was captured on digital video with audio and was shown to the jury as evidence at trial. Murphy had previously been convicted of possession of methamphetamines in 2004. “Meth is a highly addictive and destructive drug,” said Solicitor Adams.  “Combating the distribution of meth in our community is an important priority and today’s guilty verdict will help in that effort by putting a repeated drug offender in prison.  This verdict means there is now one less source in Oconee for criminals to buy meth.”