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.
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.
South Carolina residents may be interested to learn about drug charges that were filed against two men for allegedly smoking heroin in a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. A customer at a Chuck E. Cheese in Costa Mesa, California reported witnessing the 27 and 28-year-old men getting high in a bathroom stall on July 8. According to police, the two men were arrested on drug charges after they were observed in the process of smoking heroin.
On June 27, a 57-year-old man was taken into custody in Rock Hill for drug possession. Despite his record of 12 prior drug-related charges, an officer with the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit was unfamiliar with the man. According to reports, all of the man's prior drug convictions stemmed from incidents in New Jersey and New York. Authorities say that they plan to interview the accused man in the hopes of learning about some of his possible connections in the area.
A York County jury recently found a 27-year-old man guilty of drug possession, and the judge in the case sentenced the man to three years in prison. On May 29, police took the 27-year-old Rock Hill man into police custody with the assistance of a 12-member Special Weapons and Tactics team.
Possessing controlled substances and weapons on school property is a crime. Most schools take these offenses very seriously and act on the situations immediately. One South Carolina school recently had a teenager arrested and charged with drug possession after a search of his personal belongings was performed.