A Georgetown man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on a drug trafficking charge, according to the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office.
Jawan Rayel White, 27, was arrested in August 2011 in Horry County while attempting to purchase a large quantity of heroin, a release said. He failed to appear in court during a trial last week, was tried in absence and found guilty of trafficking more than 28 grams of heroin.
Circuit Court Judge Larry B. Hyman sentenced White who to 25 years July 18. He is not eligible for parole or early release until serving 85 percent of his sentence, which is about 21 years, as required by state law.
White was also arrested on drug and weapons related offenses in Jan. 2014, charges which remain pending.