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Greenville Man Sentenced to Prison for Gun Crimes


A Greenville man was sentenced yesterday to more than eight years in prison for firearms related crimes.

According to authorities, 39-year-old  Marco Dewayne Hemphill plead guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, all arising out of a traffic stop in Greenville in August of 2021.  

Chief U.S. District Judge Debra Brown sentenced Hemphill to serve 100 months in prison, including 40 months for possessing a gun as a convicted felon and 60 months for possessing a gun during a drug trafficking crime. In addition, Hemphill will serve a three-year term of supervision upon his release from prison.