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Hilton Head Island man convicted of cocaine trafficking

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Stanley Wright Jr. (Source: Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office) Stanley Wright Jr. (Source: Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

A 31-year-old Hilton Head Island man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday for trafficking cocaine and other drug-related charges. 

Jurors convicted Stanley Wright Jr. of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime, according to a news release from the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Beaufort County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call on Aug. 31, 2011, from a woman in distress during a domestic dispute and the line went dead, according to the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office. When deputies arrived the woman wasn't around and Wright walked out of the home. 

Deputies searched the home and found more than 222 grams of cocaine, 5.5 of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a debit card belonging to Wright in a large cabinet under double vanity sink in the master bathroom. A loaded handgun and $1,000 cash were also found. Wright had $1,480 in cash on him. The street value of the cocaine, which was still compressed, was an estimated $8,000 wholesale. 

Wright has prior convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of marijuana, according to the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office. 

By law, Wright must serve at least 85 percent of a 25-year sentence on the cocaine trafficking charge and then serve five more years on the weapons charge, according to the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office.

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