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Task force arrests 30 people on drug, weapons, traffic charges in Marlboro County

Task force arrests 30 on drug, traffic, weapons charges in Marlboro County (Photos: Marlboro County Sheriff's office; background: WPDE)

A joint operation conducted in Marlboro County has led to the arrests of 30 individuals on charges ranging from traffic violations to violent offenses.

According to a news release from Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, a joint interdiction operation was conducted on April 14, 2017 by members of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Department, the SC Department of Natural Resources, SC Highway Patrol, McColl Police Department and Bennettsville Police Department.

The operation took place throughout Marlboro County. Participating officials employed a range of tactics including surveillance and traffic stops.

The following individuals were arrested as part of the operation:

  • Dequan Henderson, 29, of Laurinburg, NC
  • Kish Russell, 27, of Laurinburg, NC
  • Brock Rush, 27, of Laurinburg, NC
  • Aliyah Hunt, 21, of Laurinburg, NC
  • Bobby Williams, 48, of Bennettsville, SC
  • Ronald McLeod, 55, of Bennettsville, SC
  • James Osborne, 19, of Pleasant Garden, NC
  • Logon Osborne, 21, of Greensboro, NC
  • Butch Huffman, 23, of Gibsonville, NC
  • Malik Gomez, 22, of Greensboro, NC
  • Donial Ford, 40, of Spring Lake, NC
  • Quenterion Purvis, 23, of Bennettsville, SC
  • Buford Caulder, 46, of McColl, SC
  • Chase Schroeder, 19, of Winston Salem, NC
  • Dusty Covington, 19, of Rockingham, NC
  • Mekayla Sayre, 19, of Winston Salem, NC
  • Roger Murray, 50, of Charlotte, NC
  • James Chavis, 25, of Laurinburg, NC
  • Dartagnan Surratt, 17, of Winston Salem, NC
  • Paul Teague II, 18, of Hickory, NC
  • Shantique wilkerson, 26, of Laurinburg, NC
  • Phillip Johnson, 18, of Greensboro, NC
  • Leroy Koonce, 25, of Fayetteville, NC
  • Leanna Smith, 24, of Fayetteville, NC
  • Jason Jackson, 35, of Bennettsvillle, SC
  • Wallter Tedder, 47, of Spring Lake, NC
  • Trey Martin, 18, of Hickory, NC
  • Titorell Townsend II, 23, of Bennettsville, SC
  • Terry Douglas Sr., 27, of Bennettsville, SC
  • Timothy Anderson, 44, of Clio, SC

According to the release, officials were able to seize large quantities of marijuana, prescription pills, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen gun over the course of the operation.

Marlboro County Sheriff Charles Lemon said he was grateful for everyone involved in the operation, including members of the public.

"I would like to thank my Investigations and Patrol unit for assembling and making this operation successful. I also want to extent a thanks to the outside agencies that assisted us in this effort. We have received a lot of complaints and information from the public about areas of the county and these are some of the areas we worked hard in. Please feel free to continue to call with tips and information and it will be kept confidential,” he said.

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