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Myrtle Beach man sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug charge

A 28-year-old Myrtle Beach, who failed to appear in court for his trial in March, was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a judge last week, according to the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

An Horry County jury found Termaine Cooper, 28, guilty of third-offense trafficking cocaine between 10 to 28 grams during a trial in his absence, according to court records.

Circuit Court Judge Edward Cottingham issued a bench warrant for Cooper’s arrest following the trial in March and ordered Cooper’s sentence to sealed until his arrest.

Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman unsealed Cooper’s sentence on Thursday and sentenced him. Cooper was rearrested in August.