MURPHY, NC – A Cherokee County man will spend more than a decade in jail after admitting five criminal charges, including breaking and entering, trafficking and possession of illegal drugs.
Marble resident Travis Timpson, 41, pleaded guilty in Cherokee County Superior Court last month.
The charges included second degree burglary, break and enter, possession of Schedule II controlled substances, conspiracy to sell and deliver, and level E trafficking.
North Carolina guarantees that drug trafficking convictions are among the toughest in the state. The mandatory minimum is set according to the type of drug and the weight.
Resident Senior Judge of the Superior Court, Bill Coward, handed down the required 90-month sentence and ordered Timpson to pay a fine of $ 100,000. 470 days of pre-trial detention were credited for Timpson’s sentence.
The charges of trafficking and burglary were consolidated for sentencing, as were the charges of possession, conspiracy to sell and deliver and break and enter. The latter carried an active sentence to be served consecutively to the first sentence.
Assistant District Attorney Kimberly Harris continued the case.