May 4, 2006: Police say Doug McKown drove then-girlfriend Erin Jenkins to a York convenience store on a motorcycle, then watched her sell an eighth of an ounce of cocaine. The drug sale was recorded on video.
May 12, 2006: Drug agents search McKown's Clover house. They find two Ecstasy pills, a gram of marijuana, half a pill of Viagra and cocaine residue in five places.
May 17, 2006: McKown and Jenkins turn themselves in at the York County Sheriff's Office. McKown is arrested on three drug charges. Jenkins is charged with five drug-related offenses. Both are released on bond.
June 1, 2006: The S.C. State Ethics Commission files a complaint against McKown, alleging he used his elected post to garner financial benefits for two businesses that paid him for work unrelated to official duties.
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July 20, 2006: A York County grand jury indicts McKown on charges of distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a prescription drug. The first two indictments deal with cocaine. The last stems from the Viagra.
July 21, 2006: Gov. Mark Sanford suspends McKown from office.
Sept. 19, 2006: Sanford appoints Sabrina Gast as interim coroner.
Sept. 20, 2006: Jenkins' attorney says she has been accepted into a court-run drug rehabilitation program.
Jan. 17, 2007: The ethics hearing for McKown is called off after McKown agrees to admit to four violations of state ethics laws. The Ethics Commission eventually issues a public reprimand and fines him $1,000.
August 2007: The S.C. Attorney General's Office says McKown is expected to plead guilty to misconduct in office, a misdemeanor. The plea never happens.
March 26, 2008: McKown says he won't file for re-election.
May 19, 2008: Pretrial hearings in McKown's case begin.
May 24, 2008: A jury acquits McKown of the felony cocaine charges. He is convicted of unlawfully possessing a prescription drug.
June 2, 2008: McKown resumes coroner's duties. Gast steps down.
July 17, 2008: McKown is arrested in North Carolina on charges of drinking while driving and having an open container of beer in his vehicle.
July 18, 2008: McKown is arrested in York County and charged with violating probation.
July 22, 2008: McKown says he's resigning because he had an open container of beer in his vehicle.
Aug. 13, 2008: McKown leaves office.
Aug. 29, 2008: McKown is sentenced to 30 days' house arrest for violating probation.
Sept. 16, 2008: A judge denies McKown's request to delay a hearing on the North Carolina charges until June 2009. McKown says if he pleads guilty, he'll be arrested in South Carolina for violating his probation.
Oct. 22, 2008: McKown's next scheduled court appearance.