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      Two arrested in drug sting, brings total to 17

      Sharawn J. Chestnut

      Horry County Police Department's Narcotics and Vice Detectives have arrested two more people in connection with an ongoing Narcotics Investigation in the Racepath area.

      Sharawn J. Chestnut, 35, of Myrtle Beach, is charged with two counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine. Samuel Lavern Keith, 42, of Myrtle Beach, faces one charge of Distribution of Crack Cocaine.

      They join the fifteen others arrested August 9 when Horry County police and several other agencies conducted an undercover sting.

      About three months ago, detectives initiated an investigation based on reports of excessive drug sales in that area.

      During the operation, around ten grams of cocaine, $1500, and three semi-automatic pistols were seized. In addition, fifteen people were arrested and charged in connection with the operation.