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Loris man sentenced to six years in drugs & gun case

Norad Arance McCullough


     Facing a possible life prison sentence after entering a plea to drug and weapons charges in March, a Loris man will instead serve up to six years behind bars.

      Norad Arance McCullough, 24, was sentenced to serve 72 months in prison, followed by five years supervised probation, during a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge R. Bryan Harwell in Florence Thursday, a news release from U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.

     During the change of plea hearing for McCullough evidence was presented showing that a Conway car dealership notified the Horry County Police Department last Oct. 21 that they had located a backpack in a repossessed car that contained a firearm and what appeared to be heroin, the news release said.

     That gun, police said following McCullough’s arrest, was one of many stolen during a break-in at 5 Star Guns in Longs that took place during a prolonged power outage during Hurricane Matthew last October.

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