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12 arrested in drug sting in Bennettsville

12 arrested in drug sting in Bennettsville (BPD)

The Bennettsville Police Department arrested 12 people early Thursday morning following an extensive investigation, according to Lieutenant Larry Turner with the Bennettsville Police Department.

Turner said arrest warrants were obtained for distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of crack cocaine.

He said the operation was the culmination of several months of undercover investigation within the city limits of Bennettsville.

The Bennettsville Police Department was assisted by the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon.

The names of those arrested and charged are listed below:

  • Frank McLaurin - Distribution of crack cocaine (1count)
  • La Eric Dupree – Distribution of crack cocaine (1 count)
  • Melvin Smith – Distribution of crack cocaine (1 count)
  • Michael Pratt – Distribution of crack (1 count) m, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of crack cocaine
  • Nykeya Covington – Distribution of crack cocaine (1 count)
  • Pamela Webb – Distribution of crack cocaine (1 count)
  • Patrick Broughton - Distribution of crack cocaine (2 counts)
  • Reggie Coit - Distribution of crack cocaine (1 count)
  • Rodney Hudson – Distribution of marijuana (2 counts)
  • Shericka Graves – Distribution of crack cocaine (2 counts)
  • Teddy Hudson – Distribution of marijuana
  • Donnie Baker – Distribution of crack cocaine (2 counts)

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