On Jan. 11, two South Carolina residents were arrested following a drug raid in Berkeley County. The incident took place at the Simmons Park apartment complex on Daniel Island.
According to news reports, a South Carolina man who has several past felony convictions was recently sentenced to serve 45 months in prison for a dog cruelty conviction. The man reportedly cried in court while he asked the judge to be lenient, and he is now facing more charges.
South Carolina and federal authorities arrested 14 people on Nov. 15 on suspicion of committing various drug crimes. The arrests, which took place in Beaufort County and nearby areas, are the culmination of a multi-agency criminal investigation that took place over several years.
Fans of Rose McGowan in South Carolina may be interested to hear details pertaining to her arrest in Virginia. McGowan was detained on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance. After handing herself over to law enforcement officials in Virginia, McGowan was subsequently released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
Opinion polls reveal that most people in South Carolina and around the country feel that the war on drugs has been largely ineffective and believe that the issue should be treated as a public health rather than a criminal problem. However, figures from the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report shows that arrests for drug violations continue to increase despite public opinion and laws being passed in several states that either legalize or decriminalize marijuana.
South Carolina residents may know that a controlled substance is a drug designated as illegal by the federal government. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 breaks drugs down into five categories or schedules. These range from the most dangerous, listed under Schedule I, to the least dangerous. Some prescription drugs are considered controlled substances, but if a person has been prescribed and purchased the drug lawfully, having it is not considered a violation.
It has been reported that three South Carolina residents were taken into police custody in August on drug offenses. The drug bust occurred following an investigation and the execution of a search warrant at a Goose Creek residence.
South Carolina residents might like to know about a Jonesville drugs bust that yielded thousands of pills and doses of illicit substances. Narcotics officers from the Union County Sheriff's Office charged three people for drugs found in a home on Littlefield Road.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions may not be thrilled with the recommendations of the presidential Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, which he heads. The Associated Press obtained a portion of the task force's recommendations, which have not been made public but were due to be released on July 27.
Drivers who attempt to evade a traffic stop not only place themselves in danger, but they may also but the safety of everyone nearby at risk. In addition, authorities may often become increasingly suspicious of criminal activity whenever a police chase occurs. A 32-year-old man is facing drug charges after an alleged incident that is said to have recently taken place under similar circumstances in South Carolina.