ORANGEBURG, SC (WCSC) - The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday for allegedly selling a pound of marijuana outside of his parents' home near a school in Orangeburg.
Deputies charged Marquis Saquan Robinson with dealing drugs near a school, unlawful carrying of a pistol and receiving stolen goods.
Authorities say officers saw Robinson selling a pound of marijuana outside his parent's house on Wingfield Street, which is within a half mile near Whittaker Elementary School.
According to investigators, a plant-like substance that appeared to be marijuana was found in a book bag with more marijuana located in a fast food cup. Deputies also found a weapon and cash.
An incident report states that officers conducted a search of Robinson's home and seized weapons, a stolen weapon, a stolen television, bullets and more plant-like substances in a plastic bag.
Weapons seized included a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol that was found in a book sack lying between the seats of Robinson's vehicle. Authorities say the weapon was reported stolen.
Ronshad Jamal Kennerly was also arrested in the incident and charged with simple possession of marijuana.
"Robinson is no stranger to narcotic activity in Orangeburg County," said sheriff Leroy Ravenell. "I applaud the hard work of our narcotic investigators to keep illegal drugs off the streets of our county and to lock up the men and women who sell and benefit from narcotic activity."
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division assisted with this investigation.