Two arrested in Georgetown following month-long drug investigation

Two arrested in Georgetown following month-long drug investigation
Tajha Soplato Anderson arrested following month long drug investigation (Source: GCSO)
Tajha Soplato Anderson arrested following month long drug investigation (Source: GCSO)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A month-long drug investigation in Georgetown has resulted in two arrests.

On Thursday, Janena Jametta Gamble, 20, and Tajha Soplato Anderson, 20, were arrested on Orange Street following an investigation on drug-related offenses, according to a statement by the Georgetown County Sheriffs Office.

An investigation was launched by agents with the 15th circuit Drug Enforcement Unit and officers with the Georgetown City Police Department after they received citizen complaints that Gamble was selling narcotics from an apartment on St. James Street.

When sheriffs stopped Gamble's vehicle, they discovered crack cocaine, a large quantity of money, a digital scale, packaging materials and an open beer inside Gamble's vehicle. A search of Gamble's apartment on St. James revealed a 12-gauge shotgun and a large quantity of ammunition as well as methadone, packaging materials and a digital scale, law enforcement says.

Gamble, who was out on bond for other drug and weapons-related offenses at the time of the arrest, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base, driving under suspension and open container in a motor vehicle, the statement says.

Anderson, who was with Gamble at the time of the stop, fled the vehicle according to deputies.

Anderson was charged with an active warrant for common law robbery.

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