A West Columbia woman is set to spend the next 25 years in prison after being convicted on a methamphetamine charge.
The 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced the sentencing of Victoria Coxe Threatt, 54, who was convicted by a Lexington County jury of trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of oxycodone.
“On May 8, 2022, exactly three months after Threatt pled guilty to distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced to probation, probation officers with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services went to Threatt’s home in West Columbia for a routine home visit,” a release states.
“After the agent knocked and announced, a male individual partially opened the door, blocking the view inside the home. The agent instructed the individual to open the door, and he complied. After the door was opened, the agent immediately noticed Threatt sitting in a chair right inside of the doorway. As the home visit continued, the agent became suspicious that criminal activity was occurring so he asked to look inside of Threatt’s purse and her black bag, which were right next to her. The agent observed a large amount of cash and two tied-off plastic baggies containing a crystal-like substance later identified as methamphetamine.”
A subsequent search of the home, conducted after agents with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Enforcement Team were called in to take over the investigation, found 74 grams of methamphetamine, six grams of marijuana, 11 oxycodone pills, three digital scales, plastic baggies, and over $4,000 in cash.
“Threatt claimed ownership of all of the narcotics found in her home during an interview with NET agents,” the release states. “Threatt told NET agents she had purchased three ounces of methamphetamine the day prior.”
Chief Administrative Judge Walton McLeod, IV, sentenced Threatt concurrently to 25 years in the S.C. Department of Corrections for trafficking methamphetamine, five years for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and five years for possession of oxycodone. The release notes that the amount of meth Threatt was convicted of possessing dictated a minimum sentence of 25 years and a maximum of 35 years.
The release notes that “Threatt has multiple prior convictions for illicit narcotics, making this a third or subsequent offense.”
Assistant Solicitors Kelly Oppenheimer and Player Long prosecuted the case.