The Laurinburg Police Department Gang Unit has charged 32-year-old Julio Ernesto Santana of Maxton in connection with dealing heroin following a three month investigation, according to Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams.
The unit began receiving narcotic complains, particularly in reference to heroin, through the city. That's when they were able to identify Santana.
According to Williams, Santana was charged with the following:
Santana was taking into custody Thursday and placed in the Scotland County Detention Center under a $5,000,000 secured bond, according to a release. His first appearance in District Court of Scotland County is set for Monday, March 18.