Horry County police found an estimated $12 million worth of heroin and other drugs in the Myrtle Beach area in what the police department is calling its largest seizure of the drug to date.
The drugs were found recently after an investigation led police to a home in the Arrowhead subdivision in the Myrtle Beach section of the county. Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for the Horry County Police Department did not report that anyone was arrested at the time of the seizure.
Kegler said detectives with the Horry County Police Department's narcotics and vice section and agents from the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency in Florence worked together on the drug case, which resulted in officers finding heroin and cocaine. The seizure that occurred on Aug. 2. resulted from a yearlong investigation into "large quantities of black tar heroin to the Grand Strand," according to a press release from Kegler.
According to the press statement, police collected 8 kilograms of black tar heroin with an estimated street value of $10 million, 11/2 kilograms of heroin in powder form with an estimated street value of $2.2 million and 1/2 kilogram of cocaine with an estimated street value of $20,200.
Kegler said an investigation concerning the drugs is ongoing and related arrests are expected soon. He did not indicate how many suspects might be arrested or whether the investigation is likely to reach into other parts of Horry County, and police did not identify the specific location where the drugs were found earlier this month.