Kidnapping tip leads to arrest of suspected drug dealers

Roshad Green Younger and Antoine Mandell Steward
Roshad Green Younger and Antoine Mandell Steward

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators have arrested two suspected drug dealers after deputies received a tip regarding a kidnapping suspect.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office arrested 32-year-old Antoine Mandell Steward for kidnapping and drug dealing charges. Roshad Green Younger, 33, was also arrested on weapon and drug dealing charges.

According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, investigators were told that Steward, who was wanted in a July 15 kidnapping, was at a home on Lodge Hall Street in Vance.

Authorities say after Younger gave investigators permission to search the home, deputies found Steward naked in the attic.

An incident report states that deputies seized 356 morphine pills, 3.6 grams of crack cocaine, 7 grams of marijuana and a loaded revolver in Younger's room.

Deputies say 37 grams of marijuana was found in Steward's room. Additionally, authorities say they located a pistol and a shotgun in a woodline.

"We are grateful that an individual contacted law enforcement to let us know where we could find Antoine Mandrell Steward," Ravenell said. "Everyone benefits from safer communities when citizens are active and helping us arrest criminals."

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