South Carolina drug sting leads to four arrests

On April 3, Myrtle Beach authorities arrested four people on suspicion of participating in various illegal drug activities. According to the Horry County Police Department, members of its Street Crimes Unit received a tip regarding alleged loitering and illegal activities taking place at WoodSpring Suites. As a result of the information, officers conducted surveillance at the site and observed someone allegedly smoking marijuana and consuming alcohol.

Two other individuals sitting in a vehicle were found to have 33 grams of marijuana, Suboxone sublingual strips, ecstasy pills, a digital scale, a loaded handgun and a substantial amount of cash. The first defendant was charged with possession of a controlled substance Schedule I to V. One defendant in the car was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol. The second defendant in the car was charged with possession with the intent to distribute and possession of other controlled substances Schedule I to V.

A fourth individual in the area was observed holding a bag of white powder. As officers approached him, he allegedly stuffed the bag into his mouth and tried to flee from the scene. Officers apprehended him and retrieved the bag of powder, which reportedly tested positive for heroin and crack cocaine. The defendant was also found to have $1,137 in his pocket. He was arrested and charged with the manufacture and distribution of ice, crack or crack cocaine and the manufacture and distribution of narcotic drugs in Schedule I, LSD or Schedule II.

Defendants facing drug charges could feel frightened and alone. However, a criminal defense attorney may stand by a defendant's side and work to ensure that his or her rights are protected. Legal counsel might be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed.

Source: Myrtle Beach Online, "Guns, drugs, cash seized by police during Myrtle Beach area drug operation," Alex Lang, April 6, 2019

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
    1. Charleston County | Bar Association
    2. South Carolina Association of criminal Defense Lawyers
    3. Rated By Super Lawyers | Rising Stars | Cameron J.Blazer |
    4. South Carolina Bar
    5. Liberty Fellowship
    1. Aspen Global Leadership Network | The Aspen Institute
    2. Justice 360 | Advancing Equality in the justice System
    3. Jefferson Awards Foundation
Email Us For A Response

Question About Criminal Charges?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Mount Pleasant Office
1037 Chuck Dawley Blvd d100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Phone: 843-732-1440
Phone: 843-732-1440
Mount Pleasant Law Office Map

Charleston Office
192 E Bay St STE 202
Charleston, SC 29401

Charleston Law Office Map

Payments Accepted
  • Visa
  • Mastercard