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Greenville man sentenced to 5 years for drug trafficking, possession of firearm

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A Greenville man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for drug trafficking and illegal firearm possession.

According to court documents, 44-year-old Bobby Buchanan previously pled guilty to one count of distribution of narcotics and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The narcotics charge was issued due to Buchanan’s sale of 100 ecstasy pills to a confidential informant.

Buchanan, who is a prior convicted felon, was found in possession of a handgun when he was arrested on drug charges and was subsequently charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

On Monday, Buchanan was sentenced to 67 months in prison and will serve a three-year term of supervision upon his release from prison.

Following his sentencing, Buchanan was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals.

“Today’s sentence is another step towards making our neighborhoods and communities safer for all,” stated U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner. “We will continue to work with the Greenville Police Department and our law enforcement partners to make sure that individuals who choose to commit gun crimes or distribute illicit drugs are held accountable for their criminal acts and the damage they do to their community.”

This case was investigated by the Greenville Police Department.

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