GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Eleven people were arrested after a five-month long investigation on street level sales of heroin, crack and marijuana in a Murrells Inlet community known as Hot Road the third week of September, officials say.
A news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office says agents found trafficking level quantities of crack and distribution levels of marijuana, along with packaging materials and scales after obtaining a search warrant for a building on the 4500 Old Kings Highway in Murrels Inlet.
Agents say they also seized heroin, marijuana, packaging materials and scales in Pawley's Island, where they found one wanted suspect. They also obtained arrest warrants on drug-related charges for eight others.
The news release says also seized $1400 in cash and impounded two vehicles.
According to the release, agents were acting on citizen complaints regarding drug sales and quality of life issues.
Ten people were arrested on Sept. 15. The release says Datrone Smalls was charged with 14 counts of crack, heroin, and marijuana distribution. William Myers, Dennis Smalls, Antonio Smalls and Kim Smalls were arrested on two counts of crack distribution each. Jamie Simmons was charged with two counts of crack distribution and possession of marijuana.
Jalen Simmons was charged with two counts of heroin distribution and possession of marijuana. Donovan Synab was charged with 2 counts of marijuana distribution. James Frazier was charged on four counts of crack distribution, and John Gary was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute crack.
Montea D. Myers of Murrels Inlet turned himself in to the Georgetown County Detention Center on Sept. 18. He was charged with two counts of distribution of crack and two counts of distribution of a controlled substance within half a mile of a school or park.