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Myrtle Beach man indicted on stolen goods, drug possession charges

An Horry County grand jury indicted a Myrtle Beach man on charges he possessed stolen goods and drugs, according to court records.

Scott Ari Relford, 40, was indicted on two counts of receiving stolen goods from incidents in July 2008 and December 2009 and each involved items with a value more than $5,000; unlawful possession of a prescription drug; possession of anabolic steroids and possession of a controlled substance that stemmed from April.

Horry County police arrested Relford last year on charges he operated a chop shop. But on April 5, Horry County detectives conducted a search warrant at a home on Hummingbird Court as part of an ongoing investigation into a chop shop ring and arrested Relford on the recent charges, police said.

Detectives found an enclosed trailer and furniture that had been reported stolen, police said.

Relford was arrested Dec. 21 on three counts of chop shop-alter, deface, destroy, or disguise a vehicle identification number, four counts of possession of stolen vehicle and one count of receiving stolen goods over $5,000. He was released Dec. 23 on $40,000 bail and had been on home detention.

Relford remains jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to jail records.

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