3 arrested in 'Ready Maid Inc' drug, gun trafficking ring

A residential cleaning business turned into a drug-trafficking operation.

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Police have arrested three suspects in a residential cleaning business turned drug-trafficking operation. 

Wednesday night law enforcement made three arrests for various drug and gun-related charges at Ready Maid Inc. in Rock Hill. 

After a couple weeks of investigation the York County Multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit raided Ready-Maid Service.

The officers arrested owners Donna Stevenson, Virgil Stevenson and employee Robert Maynard on 19 total charges.

In all, police seized 21.5 grams of methamphetamine, over a hundred pills and four handguns.

“You can’t sell drugs out of a business for too long before people start finding out about it,” YCMDEU Commander Marvin Brown said. 

In this case it’s the business part of the equation that is especially unsettling. 

“They’re running a business, and they’re running in and out of people’s homes,” Brown said. They’re selling drugs out of the office of the business. That’s where the drugs were found.”

One woman said drug-trafficking would be the last thing on her mind when hiring a cleaning business. 

“It’s scary. You trust these people to come out to your homes, and you hear something like that. Your guards go up.”

Officers became suspicious of the clientele walking in and out of the business. They arranged an undercover purchase, and got the transaction on video. Not long after, they had the warrant they needed to make the arrests. 

The business where the drugs were found is just a short walk away from a daycare, and within half a mile of a local elementary school.

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