On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, after an Oconee County jury had been empaneled and his trial about to begin, 41 year old Derek Wayne Gibson of Westminster pled guilty to Trafficking Methamphetamine 2nd offense, Burglary 3rd degree, and Grand Larceny. The Honorable R. Scott Sprouse imposed a sentence of 15 years. Mr. Gibson will not be eligible for parole.
“Special thanks to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and Assistant Solicitor Jason Alderman for their dedicated work in this case,” stated Solicitor David Wagner. “Mr. Gibson is a repeat drug offender with an extensive criminal history. My office will continue to focus on repeat offenders in our community and strive to ensure that such behavior will have substantial consequences.”