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.