Arrests were made and drugs were seized after Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit agents concluded a month-long investigation on the sell of marijuana in the Georgetown Dunbar Community, authorities said.
Agents searched a home Monday on the 60th block of Belton Loop in the Georgetown area, and arrested two men, police said.
Jerry Wise, 37, of Georgetown is charged with two counts of distribution of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a stolen handgun, according to sheriff’s office authorities.
Wise was released from the Georgetown County Detention Center Tuesday on $15,000 bail, records show.
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Daryl Washington, 47, also of Georgetown, is charged with possession of marijuana, first offense.
Washington was released from the Georgetown County Detention Center on Tuesday as well on $620 bail, according to jail records.
Police said they found nearly 20 grams of marijuana, packing materials, scales, and recovered a stolen 9 millimeter pistol.
This recent drug bust follows on the heels of another Georgetown-area raid that happened on Saturday and led to over 100 grams of heroin and five people arrested in Murrells Inlet, police said.
Agents from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, GCSO and 15th Circuit DEU worked together in the bust in a month-long investigation after getting complaints of drug activity at a home on Jordan Landing Road in Murrells Inlet, according to Carrie Cuthbertson, spokesperson with the sheriff’s office.
Agents said they found powder heroin, black tar heroin, scales and packaging materials.
Arrested for trafficking heroin in excess of 28 grams were: Hector Omar Blanco Nieves, 36, last known address in Phoenix, Ariz., Enrique Gallegos Robles, 25, last known address in Los Angelos, Calif., Jesus Albert Rodrigues, 30, last known address in Mexico.
Matthew J. Negri, 42, of Murrells Inlet, is charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin.
Amanda Nicole Shirback, 25, of Murrells Inlet, is charged with possession of heroin.
All five were taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center.