17-Year-Old Sentence for Repeat Meth Manufacture

A Laurens man was sentenced to spend seventeen years in prison yesterday in a meth distribution case before a Laurens County jury. 52-year-old Ronald Jeffrey Eaton of 1703 Boyd Road, Laurens was tried before a jury on the charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 3rd or Subsequent Offense and Possession of Less than a Gram of Meth, also 3rd or Subsequent Offense. After the state and defense presented their cases, a jury deliberated some thirty minutes before returning a guilty verdict on both charges, in the second day of the trial.

In Hillcrest Square, Judge Alison Renee Lee sentenced Ronald Jeffery Eaton to seventeen years in prison for the Meth Manufacturing case. She sentenced Eaton to ten years on the Meth Possession charge, which is to be served concurrently with the Manufacturing sentence. Warrants charging Eaton with the two cases were filed on April 2nd of 2018.

Two additional charges of Criminal Conspiracy and Receiving Stolen Goods for Eaton were dismissed.