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More than $10 million in black tar heroin seized in Myrtle Beach area

More than an estimated $12 million of heroin was seized recently from a home in the Myrtle Beach section of Horry County, said Sgt. Robert Kegler, police spokesman.

Detectives with the Horry County Police Department's narcotics & vice section and agents from the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency in Florence have been conducting a yearlong investigation into 'large quantities of black tar heroin to the Grand Strand,'' Kegler said in a press release.

On Aug. 2, officers seized the drugs at a home in the Arrowhead subdivision.

Officers seized 8 kilograms of 8 kilograms of black tar heroin with an estimated street value of $10 million, 1 1/2; kilograms of powder heroin with an estimated street value of $2.2 million and 1/2 kilogram of cocaine with an estimated street value of $20,200.

Arrests are expected soon, Kegler said.