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A 31-year-old “drug boss” who was hiding under clothes when police raided a Conway home will spend nearly a decade in prison for leading a drug trafficking ring.
Federal officials announced on Monday that Leroy Anthony Griffin, of Myrtle Beach, was sentenced to nine years in prison . He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone.
Investigators say Griffin led a drug trafficking organization that presented counterfeit and forged prescriptions at South Carolina pharmacies. Several people in the organization identified Griffin as the boss.
Federal agents and officers used a search warrant on Jan. 31, 2018 at a house in Conway and found Griffin hiding in the closet under a pile of clothes.
Police seized computers, cellphones and other evidence linked to the ring, investigators said.
Once Griffin completes his nine-year sentence, he will face six years of supervision.