A Spartanburg man was sentenced to 18 years in prison and given a $50,000 fine after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine.
According to a report from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, Devin J. Sims, 29 was arrested December 9, 2014 after a Spartanburg Police Officer stopped the car Sims was in on Bethlehem Dr. and Highland Ave. when they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Sims was a passenger in the car that was pulled over. Officers found packages of cocaine in Sims’ long-johns. The cocaine was reportedly wrapped in 3 separate bags, totaling 40 grams in all.
Sims reportedly plead guilty at the end of the pre-trial hearing Wednesday.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant Solicitor Eddie Hunter.
Sims will serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he will be eligible for release. He also has a criminal history including possession of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine.