Deputies make a heroin bust in Florence County
Tue, 06 May 2014 17:10:00 GMT —
Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Darius Lamar Hamilton, 26, of Hemingway, and charged him with Trafficking in Heroin.
Investigators say a three month investigation, after citizens complained of drug activity in the Bluefield area of Johnsonville, led to Hamilton's arrest on May 2.
Hamilton was taken into custody following a traffic stop, after which investigators got a search warrant for his home on South Fire Station Road. They say they discovered a significant amount of heroin at the home.
Investigators estimate the heroin is worth about $2,000.
"Heroin and other illicit drugs are related to a majority of our property and violent crime," Sheriff Kenney Boone said.
Hamilton was released from the Florence County Detention Center on May 3 on a $5,000 bond.