Trio arrested after deputies execute search warrant at Moncks Corner home

Trio arrested after deputies execute search warrant at Moncks Corner home
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC
Source: WCSC
Source: BCSO
Source: BCSO
Source: BCSO
Source: BCSO

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Three people were arrested after investigators served a search warrant at a home in Moncks Corner on Wednesday.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested Darnell Reid, Ahmad Shabazz and Tony Lamar Rucker.

BCSO deputies with the assistance of the Monck's Corner Police Department served the warrant at a home on North Live Oak Drive.

"The occupants of the house were targets of an investigation related to illegal narcotics sales," BCSO officials said."After multiple controlled buys of cocaine base from the one of the home's occupants, suspect Tony Lamar Rucker, a search warrant was sought for the residence."

In addition, authorities say a 3-year-old was located in the back of the home.

According to the sheriff's office, medics were called in and verified that the child was okay.

There were no injuries.

The sheriff's office says the department's Special Response Team executed the search warrant and took the occupants of the home into custody.

"The SRT team was utilized due to the nature of the offense, the history of activity with the individuals involved and out of precaution so as to be able to execute the search warrant and arrest warrants with minimal resistance," BCSO officials said.

Located in the residence was the following items:

• 12 gross grams of cocaine base
• 2 gross grams of heroin
• 35 gross grams marijuana individually packaged for sale
• Hydrocodone pills (44), a Schedule II narcotic
• Xanax pills (35), a Schedule IV narcotic
• Roxy (16), a Schedule II narcotic
• Taurus 9mm semi-auto pistol
• Misc. drug paraphernalia.

Prior to the execution of the search warrant a traffic stop was conducted on Tony Lamar Rucker.

Located in the vehicle were the following items:

• 9 gross grams of cocaine base
• 3 gross grams of cocaine
• 1 gross gram of marijuana

"At the Sheriff's Office, we are very pleased to be able to get these dangerous criminals, their drugs and a firearm off of the streets," Sheriff Duane Lewis said."Drug dealing is a serious problem that eats away at the very fabric of our society. As Sheriff, I am committed to making Berkeley County a place where drug dealers think twice before they set up shop. I am appreciative that our partners at Moncks Corner Police Department were able to assist with this case."

Authorities say Rucker had been arrested by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office on Feb. 6 for domestic battery of a high and aggravated nature, a crime where a firearm was used.  He was out on a $50,000 Personal Recognizance bond.

Rucker was also charged with unlawful conduct towards a child on Wednesday for exposing the 3-year-old child to the conditions that were present at the home.

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