Crime

Conway man sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug charge

A Conway man was sentenced to 30 years in prison following a conviction of trafficking cocaine, according to a release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

David Harold Campbell, 34, of Conway was convicted Wednesday of second-offense failure to stop for a blue light and third-offense trafficking cocaine, the release states.

Circuit Court Judge Thomas A. Russo sentenced him to five years in prison on the failure to stop charge and 30 years in prison for cocaine trafficking. The sentences will be served at the same time.

Following a trial that began with jury selection Monday, a jury deliberated for nearly two hours before finding Campbell guilty, the release states.

The charges came from an incident on Nov. 30, 2015 that involved an Horry County police officer trying to stop Campbell for a traffic violation within the Myrtle Beach area of Horry County, the release says.

Campbell ran from police giving way to a brief chase before Campbell went into a Myrtle Beach apartment complex and spun out in his vehicle. He then jumped from the car and fled on foot, according to the release.

Police chased after him and saw him toss drugs as he was being arrested at an apartment building within the complex, the release states.

The case was prosecuted by Gray Ervin, an assistant solicitor, and David Caraker, a senior assistant solicitor, the release states.

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