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5 arrested on drug charges in Murrells Inlet

Enrique Gallegos Robles, Hector Omar Blanco Nieves, Jesus Albert Rodrigues, Matthew J. Negri, Amanda Nicole Shirback (Photo source: Georgetown Co. Sheriff's Office) Enrique Gallegos Robles, Hector Omar Blanco Nieves, Jesus Albert Rodrigues, Matthew J. Negri, Amanda Nicole Shirback (Photo source: Georgetown Co. Sheriff's Office)
MURRELLS INLET, SC (WCSC) -

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office report agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) assisted by the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office and the SC Highway Patrol have arrested 5 individuals in Murrells Inlet on drug related charges.

According to the report, over 100 grams of Heroin were seized by deputies.

The individuals arrested for trafficking Heroin in excess of 28 grams were Hector Omar Blanco Nieves of Phoenix, AZ; Enrique Gallegos Robles of Los Angeles, CA; and Jesus Albert Rodrigues of Mexico.

Matthew J. Negri of Murrells Inlet was arrested for possession with intent to distribute Heroin.

Amanda Nicole Shirback of Murrells Inlet was arrested for possession of Heroin.

All five defendants were transported to the Georgetown County Detention center and are being held pending bond, authorities say.

Officials say they conducted a one month investigation involving complaints of narcotics activities at 3573 Jordan Landing Road in Murrells Inlet.

Upon responding to the home, agents located 80 grams of Heroin powder, 5 grams of unpackaged black tar Heroin, 58 balloons of packaged black tar Heroin with a packaged weight of approximately 19.5 grams, and scales and packaging materials.

Agents also seized two vehicle and a large amount of U.S. currency, officials say.

All five are reportedly still behind bars.

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