A Hilton Head Island man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison on charges of trafficking cocaine, possessing a deadly firearm and intending to distribute marijuana, according to a news release from the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office.
Stanley Wright Jr., 31, was arrested on Aug. 31, 2011, after Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call from a distraught woman at Wright's house on Mitchelville Road, the release said.
The woman was gone when deputies arrived, but a sweep of the house revealed 222 grams of cocaine, 5 1/2 ounces of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a large cabinet under a double-vanity sink in the master bedroom, the release said. In a nearby closet, deputies found a loaded handgun.
The street-value of the cocaine was at least $8,000 wholesale and potentially tens of thousands more if mixed with other substances, according to testimony from the trial.
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Wright has prior convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of marijuana, according to the release.
By law, he must serve at least 85 percent of a 25-year sentence for cocaine trafficking followed by an additional five years for the weapons charge.