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Stanley Dean Hampton Jr.

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An Orangeburg man has started serving a 15-year sentence for cocaine trafficking.

Stanley Dean Hampton Jr., 54, of 324 Champy Road, pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking on March 21. Circuit Judge Ed Dickson sentenced Hampton.

On Jan. 16, 2019, Hampton was indicted on one count of trafficking in more than 100 grams but less than 200 grams of cocaine.

His charge stems from a Jan. 7, 2016 incident.

In other business:

• Marion Muller Jr., 56, of 169 Gold Drive, Orangeburg, pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence resulting in great bodily injury.

Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison. Once he serves 30 days, the remainder of the sentence will be suspended to two years of probation.

Muller can serve time on weekends.

Dickson ordered Muller to continue attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings weekly and to undergo random drug/alcohol testing.

Muller’s charge stems from a July 9, 2016 traffic collision.

• James Curtis Brown, 44, of 1108 Peach Festival Road, Gilbert, pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen vehicle valued more than $2,000 but less than $10,000 and financial transaction card theft.

Brown also pleaded guilty to two Lexington County charges of receiving stolen goods valued at $2,000 or less and first-offense third-degree burglary.

Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison. After he serves 18 months, the remainder of the sentence will be suspended to five years of probation.

He was given credit for having already served five months in jail.

Dickson ordered Brown to also pay restitution and complete inpatient drug rehabilitation.

Brown’s charges stem from incidents on Oct. 25, 2018.

As part of his plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed charges of criminal conspiracy and financial transaction card fraud.

• Rodney Lucas Sr., 50, of 592 Indian Road, Bowman, pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.

Dickson sentenced him to five years in prison, suspended to two years of probation.

The charges stem from an April 11, 2018 incident involving children ages 9 and 11.

• Matthew Hoyte Boltin, 19, of 4310 Old State Road, St. Matthews, pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2018 to the following Calhoun County charges: third-degree assault and battery by mob and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Last month, Dickson sentenced him to 11 months in prison and revoked his Youthful Offender Act probation.

As part of Boltin’s plea agreement, prosecutors dismissed charges of accessory before the fact of a felony and criminal conspiracy.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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