Sheriff: Warrant sweep, patrols net 82 arrests

Published: Aug. 4, 2015 at 4:18 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2015 at 6:38 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis says a multi-agency warrant sweep and "criminal saturation patrol" ended with over 82 arrests.

The sweep led to 28 arrests for warrants, that included one for strong armed robbery and several for assault and battery; 27 arrests for drug charges, four for firearm violations, including one for a stolen firearm; 10 for DUI, nine for traffic offenses and four for miscellaneous arrest charges, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

The two-day effort, conducted Thursday and Friday, centered on the Sangaree, College Park and Tall Pines areas, as well as in communities surrounding Ladson and Summerville, Lewis said.

"The success of this sweep is a testament to what working together with our federal, state and local partners can do to help make Berkeley County a safer place to live, work and play," Lewis said.

More than 100 officers conducted the operation, including Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies, the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force, agents with the State Law Enforcement Division, South Carolina Probation and Parole; Summerville, Goose Creek, and Hanahan Police Departments, the South Carolina Highway Patrol's Target Zero Task Force and several state constables.