Lancaster drug roundup 'Stamp Out' nets 61 arrests

Lancaster drug roundup 'Stamp Out' nets 61 arrests

Lancaster drug roundup 'Stamp Out' nets 61 arrests

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 24 at 12:32 PM

LANCASTER, S.C. -- The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office completed an undercover drug operation named 'Stamp Out' that resulted in the arrests of 61 people on Thursday.

This operation was a joint action conducted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and State Law Enforcement Division.  These agencies were organized into several Strike Teams to implement the 'Stamp Out' operation.

During the course of the operation, 61 individuals were charged with 117 offenses, according to the sheriff's office. 

Those charges include trafficking marijuana, trafficking cocaine and crack cocaine, trafficking schedule II controlled substances, distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, distribution and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, and weapons law violations.

Investigators seized 32 grams of crack cocaine, 629 grams of cocaine, 343 doses of prescription controlled substances, 27 pounds of marijuana, 12 firearms, and more than $10,000 in cash. 

The estimated total value of the seizures is approximately $70,000, according to the sheriff's office.

This operation is the culmination of almost a year’s worth of drug and narcotic investigations, the sheriff's office said. 

One of the primary objectives of the operation was to target suppliers dealing with larger quantities of drugs working upward into the leadership of the drug trade in Lancaster County.

Another objective was to serve warrants targeting drug offenders, and others with outstanding warrants throughout Lancaster County, the sheriff's office said.

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