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Cane Bay investigation leads to man's arrest for dealing drugs near school

Source: BCSO Source: BCSO

Authorities say an investigation in Cane Bay led to the arrest of a 32-year-old man accused of dealing drugs near a school.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office charged Maurice Michael Hardwick with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and for possession with intent to distribute within proximity of a school.

BCSO officials say Hardwick was in possession of 535 grams of marijuana. 

Hardwick's April 20 arrest stems from an investigation the day before when deputies were investigating a complaint about illegal narcotics in the area of Cane Bay. 

A report states deputies located different types of supplies to produce marijuana as well as over $15,000 at Hardwick's home.

"Mr. Hardwick was given a bond hearing and given a $3,000 surety bond on the first charge and a $5,000 surety bond on the second charge," BCSO officials said."He was also put on hold for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office for a family court bench warrant. After a surety bond was posted, he was transferred to the CCSO."

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