Less than six months after being indicted and arrested on a string of drug charges, Marvin McGhee is headed for prison. On Monday, the former teacher and one time stand out CCHS and college athlete agreed he was guilty of seven counts of sale of a schedule II controlled substance, seven counts of delivery of a schedule II controlled substance and one count of criminal conspiracy to sell schedule II controlled substances.
Following his plea, he was sentenced to serve four years in prison at 30 percent, according to court documents. Along with his prison sentence, McGhee is facing some hefty financial penalties as well. He must forfeit nearly $13,000 along with a 1997 Ford F150 truck and 2009 Kia Optima sedan. Also on the forfeiture list is the home he and his co- defendant Jennifer Allen own at 229 Howard Road, LaFollette.
The 1,572 square foot home that was built in 2017 will be forfeited, per McGhee’s plea agreement.
The home and .8 acre it sits on was recently appraised at $203,300, according to www.assessment.cot.tn.gov.
He and Allen were given until Aug. 7 to vacate the house leaving it undamaged, the plea form said.
McGhee is to report to jail on or before Aug. 23 to begin serving his sentence.
Allen and the other co-defendant in the case, Corey Overton pleaded guilty on Monday as well.
Allen, who pleaded guilty to one count of criminal conspiracy to sale schedule controlled substances, faces the same forfeitures as McGhee. She must pay court costs and a $2,000 fine. Allen was also placed on two years of unsupervised probation.
Overton’s guilty plea netted him 13 days to serve with credit for time served, three years of unsupervised probation, court costs and a $2,000 fine.
McGhee and the others were arrested in the early morning hours on February 8. The arrest came after a joint investigation between the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department and the Eighth Judicial Drug Task Force.