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Two arrested on drug distribution charges after 'no knock' search at Florence motel

Jason Jones and Latasha Black (FCSO photos. WPDE background)

A Darlington man and a Florence woman are facing multiple drug distribution charges after an undercover investigation by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators.

Jason Rashaad Jones, 36, of Darlington, and Latasha Nicole Black, 33, of Florence, were both arrested on April 19 after a SWAT Team executed a “No Knock” search warrant on a room at a motel on US Highway 52 North near the intersection of Interstate 95, according to a news release from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say during the search, investigators found crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy, and marijuana.

Jones is charged with:

  • Distribution of cocaine base, third or subsequent offense
  • Possession of cocaine, first offense,
  • Possession of methamphetamine or cocaine base, first offense
  • Trafficking in methamphetamine or cocaine base, first offense
  • Possession with intent to distribute heroin, first offense
  • Possession of MDMA

He is being held at the Florence County Detention Center on a surety bond of $29,000.

Black is charged with:

  • Possession of cocaine base
  • Possession of cocaine, first offense
  • Trafficking in methamphetamine or cocaine base
  • Possession with intent to distribute heroin, first offense
  • Possession of MDMA, first offense

She is being held at the Florence County Detention Center on a surety bond of $35,000.

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