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Ex-SC court clerk pleads guilty to drug charge

Jun 23, 2010 6:18:00 PM - thestate.com
The former court clerk of a South Carolina county has pleaded guilty to taking drugs from an evidence lockup room and then selling them.

Court documents show Marcus Woodrow Kitchens pleaded guilty on Wednesday to theft and conspiring to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine.

Kitchens resigned as Spartanburg County clerk of court after he was arrested in February. Federal authorities said he made a $3,000 payment to a man who he thought would find a buyer for the drugs.

Agents say the middleman told the Drug Enforcement Administration where he got the drugs.

Kitchens will be sentenced later. He faces up to 20 years in prison.