‘Career criminal’ receives life sentence for drug charge

Elliot Judon

A man with an extensive criminal history was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being convicted by a Charleston County jury of his third trafficking cocaine charge.

Elliot Jerome Judon, 36, was sentenced to life without parole by Judge Kristi Harrington.

The North Charleston Police Department found a digital scale and utility knife with cocaine base residue in Judon’s vehicle during a traffic stop in August 2013. He was arrested, and officers found an additional 10.1 grams of cocaine base concealed in his boxer briefs.

Judon’s prior record includes 23 convictions over the past 16 years, two of which were classified as “serious,” according to 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson.

His record includes convictions for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, resisting arrest, assault of a high and aggravated nature, and unlawful possession of a pistol.

Reach Melissa Boughton at 937-5594 or at Twitter.com/mboughton.

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