BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested 50 people during a sweep of the county last week.
The sweep happened over a two-day period, last Thursday and Friday, in the areas of Macedonia, Cordesville, Jamestown, Shulerville, Alvin, Saint Stephen, Bonneau, Moncks Corner and Cross.
The arrests included executing 25 warrants, 14 drug related charges, a felony weapons charge, 3 DUIs and six miscellaneous criminal arrest charges.
"With only 100 days under my belt as Sheriff, I am proud to say that the relationships we have built with the public continue to help our Office fight crime in communities across Berkeley County," said Sheriff Lewis. "The public has been doing a tremendous job of notifying us of trouble areas, and our deputies and law enforcement partners are working extremely hard to resolve the issues. This sweep shows the public we are particularly focused on fighting back against criminals and drug dealers and making our county a safer place to live, work and raise a family."
The sheriff's office provided mugshots and information on the following individuals who were arrested on felony charges:
Thomas Rogers (58 years old of Trinity Church Road in Saint Stephen): Possession of Schedule II Narcotics
Vashon Wigfall (24 years old of Highway 45 in Pineville): PWID Marijuana
Andrew Hays (26 years old of Bonneau Street in Bonneau): Possession of Meth
Amden Nelson (26 years old of Universal Circle in Saint Stephen): Possession of Cocaine Base
Kevin Butler (25 years old of Ravenell Drive in Saint Stephen): Unlawful Carrying of Firearm
The sheriff's office were assisted by members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol's Target Zero Task Force, U.S. Marshals Service Task Force, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, South Carolina Probation and Parole, Goose Creek Police Department, Bonneau Police Department, St. Stephen Police Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
"There were over 75 officers working the operation each night," sheriff's officials said.