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Broadcom co-founder charged with drug trafficking

South Carolina readers may not be aware that it's possible to be charged with trafficking without selling drugs. The way drug laws are written, a defendant could be charged with trafficking simply for possessing a large amount of illicit substances for personal use or to give to friends.

Why drug possession charges create inequality

In South Carolina and most of the United States, the serious consequences associated with possession of controlled substances extend beyond imprisonment, probation and fines. For many defendants convicted of drug charges, their sentences turn into modern-day scarlet letters upon release.

Arrests accompany South Carolina drug raid

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.

Drug raids in South Carolina result in 6 arrests

Police detained six individuals on charges of making and distributing drugs in the Charlotte and Rockhill areas. Approximately a dozen federal agents from the FBI and DEA conducted the raids. One of the homes was declared "unsafe for living" because chemicals used for making drugs were allegedly found within the home.

South Carolina police seize 2.16 pounds of methamphetamine

Police in South Carolina have reported that a 33-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were taken into custody on drug trafficking charges following a traffic stop in Kershaw County. Deputies from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office say that they discovered more than two pounds of methamphetamine, an ounce of marijuana and $7,159 in cash in the trunk of a Mercedes-Benz sedan being used by the pair.

South Carolina police say drug suspect attempted to flee

Police in South Carolina have reported that a 22-year-old man accused of fleeing a check point during the early morning hours of April 28 has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. A background check is said to have revealed that the man has a raft of prior criminal convictions on charges including gun possession and breaking into vehicles.

Men charged after traffic stop yields drugs and guns

A traffic stop in South Carolina led to two men being taken into custody and charged with multiple offenses. The stop was made at about 2 a.m. on April 23 in Kershaw County. After officers made contact with the 36-year-old driver of a Chevy Equinox, it was determined that he was driving on a suspended license. An officer also noted that there was a gun in the vehicle.

Man faces drug charges following police raid

A South Carolina man is facing drug charges after the Jasper County Sheriff's Office raided his home on April 12. The 47-year-old man was taken into custody after allegedly attempting to run away from his Ridgeland home on Orange Grove Road after the sheriffs appeared with a search warrant. Several police agencies were involved in the raid, including the Bluffton Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, in addition to the sheriff's deputies.

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