March 21, 2013


Walhalla, SC. An Oconee County jury found Dan Lavert Temple guilty of drug charges today.  The Honorable Alex Macaulay sentenced Temple to 10 years for Possession of Crack Cocaine, 3rd Offense and 1 year for Possession of Xanax, 2nd Offense. The Judge also revoked Temple’s probation from a previous sentence for an additional 5 years of jail time.  All sentences are to run consecutively.


On July 25th 2012, officers from the Seneca Police Department and Oconee County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Town and Country Motel in Seneca.  The search warrant was based on several documented incidents of distribution of illegal drugs by the defendant from that location.  In executing the search warrant, officers uncovered a quantity of both crack cocaine and Xanax.  


Temple has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1989, including prior drug convictions, property crimes and voluntary manslaughter.


“Dan Temple has an extensive history of breaking the law,” said Solicitor Chrissy Adams.  “We are very pleased with today’s sentence.  Our community will be a much safer place for many years to come.”   




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