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More than a dozen arrested trying to buy drugs in Racepath, Horry police say

Consequences for drug-related arrests in South Carolina

Dozens of people are charged with drug-related charges each month in Horry County. Here are the consequences if you are caught with drugs in South Carolina.
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Dozens of people are charged with drug-related charges each month in Horry County. Here are the consequences if you are caught with drugs in South Carolina.

Nearly 20 people face charges after a drug bust in the Racepath area of Horry County.

Horry police conducted the investigation on Wednesday. Those charged were caught buying drugs from undercover police officers, according to the agency. Police seized one gram of crack cocaine during the operation.

Officers also found a .40 caliber handgun that was stolen from Pennsylvania and ammunition, according to Horry police.

Those charged were:

  • Charles Jones - distribution crack cocaine third-offense and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine third-offense
  • Edward Frazier - public disorderly conduct
  • Rakesh Patel - attempt to possess
  • Cynthia Baldock - attempt to possess
  • Chad Taylor - attempt to possess
  • Derek Leighton - attempt to possess
  • Russell Klistler - attempt to possess
  • Nicole Holland - attempt to possess
  • Mara Sobolof - attempt to possess
  • John Turnick - attempt to possess
  • Kevin Wakefield - attempt to possess and unlawful neglect of child

  • Sarah Palmiter - attempt to possess
  • Donnel Preston - attempt to possess
  • Patrick Wyrick - attempt to possess
  • Phyllis Waldo - attempt to possess and unlawful neglect of child

  • Dustin Lovelace - attempt to possess
  • John Rogowski - attempt to possess
Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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