On April 3, York County authorities arrested three people on suspicion of dealing drugs to local college students following an undercover investigation. A fourth person was charged with possession.
According to South Carolina police, one person was injured after they became involved in a drive-by shooting on March 13. The incident occurred outside a home located in the 1600 block of Fairfax Drive in the town of Camden.
South Carolina residents may have heard news about two men in North Carolina who were arrested as a result of drug raids executed on Feb. 11. The two residences targeted by the police were located in China Grove and Charlotte, N.C. Federal and local law enforcement agencies were monitoring three UPS packages being sent from California to two men in China Grove. Law enforcement claimed to have witnessed the two men pick up the packages in China Grove and deliver them to an address on West Hillside Drive.
A Midlands-area business owner whom police took into custody in 2013 on drug-related charges recently received sentencing. Having entered a guilty plea in accordance with a plea deal, the man avoided some of the charges filed after law enforcement officers allegedly discovered more than 10 pounds of marijuana and other controlled substances inside his residence.
Authorities say that six people were taken into custody after recovering marijuana and crack cocaine during a drug bust in Rembert on Dec. 5. Three male and two female suspects were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of crack cocaine and manufacturing crack cocaine, among other charges. A 31-year-old male was facing a charge of possession of marijuana.
Law enforcement officials detained a 43-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman on charges of drug possession after authorities executed a search warrant at a Hartsville residence on Oct. 15. Deputies from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office reportedly seized crack cocaine, marijuana, money and associated drug paraphernalia.
On Sept. 23, 34 people in South Carolina were taken into custody for their alleged involvement in illegal drug activities. Aside from the drug offenses, officers from the Union County Sheriff's Office issued charges to six individuals that included hindering, sex offender registration violations, littering and driving under suspension. The undercover investigation had been ongoing for months, and more than 50 warrants were issued in the case, according to reports.
On Sept. 17, a 42-year-old man turned himself into South Carolina police amid allegations that he was running a mock recovery center and distributing drugs to his supposed clients. Police issued more than 10 charges against the man, alleging that he was illegally operating recovery centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Investigators charged the man with falsely claiming to be a counselor, unlawfully practicing a regulated occupation or profession without a license and multiple drug offenses.
South Carolina residents may be interested in a story regarding the legal battle that three people facing drug manufacturing charges will have to fight. The charges stem from a traffic stop that allegedly led to evidence of methamphetamine production equipment.
A traffic stop just before 5 p.m. on Aug. 13 led police to a drug bust on Cedar Grove Lane in Rock Hill. A 19-year-old man had been stopped by police on Ebenezer Road after receiving a tip from the U.S. Postal Inspector's Office that the man had received two pounds of marijuana. The man allegedly sold marijuana to police in the past and was suspected of being a dealer.