John Truman Poole, Jr., a former magistrate for Spartanburg County has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for his role in a drug scandal that also involved a former clerk of court.
Poole had previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Tuesday to a year and a half in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.
According to authorities, Poole, along with the former clerk of court Marcus Kitchens and Terry Lanford had taken drugs from the Spartanburg County courthouse evidence room and planned to sell it in Florida. Lanford took the drugs to Florida in April 2009 and received $3,000 which was divided among the three. Lanford also pleaded guilty Tuesday. Marcus Kitchens has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.
An informant told agents about the sale.