Several South Carolina police agencies conducted a large drug raid on June 14 at a home in Conway. Police said that the raid came following complaints about drug activity taking place near the home. During the raid, police say that they found 101 Oxycodone pills and 3/4 of a pound of marijuana as well as $13,580 in cash. Police claim that the drugs were worth around $7,500 in street transactions.
Several people were arrested in the raid and handed drug and other charges. People arrested at the scene were charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a firearm by people prohibited from having one, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. One 32-year-old man from North Carolina was also charged after being arrested at the scene. He is accused of reckless driving, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. The man was arrested and booked at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.
In addition, police also distributed 11 citations and 28 warnings to people at the home, and they say that the execution of other arrest warrants is an ongoing process. When conducted in a home or other building, drug raids can have serious consequences for everyone present. Even people who were not involved in the situation can face charges or the confiscation of their property as a result.
Whether people were caught up in a drug raid or were arrested by themselves, a conviction on drug offenses can have serious, lifelong consequences. These can include jail time, large fines and the impact of a criminal record. A criminal defense attorney can work with people facing drug charges to plan a strategy to counter the allegations.