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Myrtle Beach area ‘drug boss’ was found hiding under clothes, now he’ll head to prison

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There is a difference between the evidence needed to make an arrest and the evidence needed for prosecutors to get a conviction. Jimmy Richardson, Horry County solicitor, explains the difference between the two.
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There is a difference between the evidence needed to make an arrest and the evidence needed for prosecutors to get a conviction. Jimmy Richardson, Horry County solicitor, explains the difference between the two.

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.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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