Crime

Loris drug bust nets eight

Andre Chestnut
Andre Chestnut

Following a long-term investigation into drug trafficking in the Loris area, eight people were arrested Thursday in connection with various drug charges.

A search warrant was executed Thursday in the area of Elm Street in Loris, and authorities recovered multiple firearms and seized narcotics, police said.

The search warrants were executed in cooperation with the Fifteenth Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit, the State Law Enforcement Division, U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force, and the Loris Police Department, and the Horry County Police Department.

The following were arrested and taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center:

• Andre Chestnut, 59, of Loris was charged with distribution of crack cocaine and five counts of failure to appear on pre-existing, unrelated warrants.

• Jeremy W. Jones, 25, of Loris is charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, trafficking in cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine, trafficking in heroin, possession of other controlled substance, and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

• Raeshawn J. Jordan, 24, of Loris is charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

• Kimaysh T. Liles, 23, of Loris is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Trafficking in Cocaine, Distribution of Crack Cocaine, Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Other Controlled Substance, and Possession of Alcohol where Prohibited.

• Robert L. Longs, 34, of Tabor City, N.C., is charged with possession of a pistol by prohibited person, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

• Toby D. Long, 38, of Tabor City, N.C., is charged with possession of a pistol by prohibited person and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

• Christopher M. McNeil, 44, of Loris is charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

• William L. Wolfe, 23, of Loris is charged with several outstanding, unrelated arrest warrants, including simple possession of marijuana, trespassing after warning, failure to appear, possession of firearms and ammunition by prohibited person, possession of pistol by prohibited person, and malicious damage to personal property.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

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