Canton man sentenced in meth case

Trenton David McWhirter pleaded guilty July 1 in Cherokee County Superior Court to trafficking in methamphetamine and narcotics possession, Cherokee County authorities said Friday.

A judge sentenced McWhirter, 37, to 30 years, of which he will serve 12 years in prison.

Cherokee County authorities arrested McWhirter in February. He had about 7 ounces of methamphetamine, Ecstasy and other narcotics on his possession.

He had been on probation at the time for a prior meth arrest in 2004.

McWhirter cannot live in Cherokee County or its surrounding counties until the remainder of his sentence has expired.

The case was prosecuted by Cherokee District Attorney Garry Moss.

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