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$20,000 worth of pot seized in burglary investigation

Maurice Tyrone Johnson (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office) Maurice Tyrone Johnson (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - A burglary investigation led Orangeburg County deputies to a major marijuana bust and the arrest of a Eutawville man.  

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office Major Rene Williams says deputies approached a home on Monks Corner Road while investigating a burglary and saw an item that was believed to have been stolen in the case.  Deputies obtained a search warrant and once inside, they verified the serial numbers of a television stolen from another home.

Also during the search, deputies found a total of 10 pounds of marijuana, two shotguns, and a pistol. Deputies say the marijuana is worth about $20,000. 

Deputies arrested 26 year-old Maurice Tyrone Johnson, who lived at the house.  He is charged with drug trafficking and manufacturing drugs.

Johnson has been released on a $21,000 bond.

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