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Crack, heroin, guns: Drug investigation leads to arrests at Myrtle Beach area home

Drugs, guns and money seized in search -
Drugs, guns and money seized in search -

Horry County police arrested two men after they found guns, crack, cocaine, heroin and hundreds of dollars in cash in a Myrtle Beach area home Monday.

Officers arrested and charged 26-year-old Tavarus Britton, of Georgetown, and 24-year-old Benquan Reed, also of Georgetown, in connection with the seizure.

Britton is charged with possession of cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, unlawful possession of a pistol and distributing cocaine, according to Capt. John Harrelson with HCPD. He added Reed is charged with unlawful possession of a pistol and possession of heroin.

The charges stem from when the Horry County Police Department Narcotics and Vice Unit conducted a search warrant at a home on the 1600 block of Highgrove Court.

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Drugs seized in search - HCPD

Harrelson said authorities seized the following:

  • 2.85 grams of crack cocaine
  • 2.04 grams of cocaine
  • 2.51 grams of heroin
  • A Pointman .45 caliber handgun
  • A Walther 9mm handgun
  • $784 in cash

The search was part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

Michaela Broyles: 843-626-0281, @MichaelaBroyles

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