Marcus Kitchens resigned today as the Spartanburg County Clerk of Court. This comes a day after he was arrested on federal charges of stealing drugs from the evidence room at the Spartanburg County Judicial Center. He allegedly took cocaine and methamphetamines, then allegedly sold the drugs to a Florida drug dealer who was in reality a confidential source for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
The Governor’s Office says they have begun the process of appointing a replacement to serve out the existing term and that they hope to make the appointment in the near future.
Kitchens was released from jail yesterday after posting a $25,000 bond. in a prepared statement, Kitchens says, “My actions have hurt my family, co-workers and citizens who have elected me. I am very sorry and take full responsibility for my actions and can only hope that the people I hurt will one day forgive me.”