ROCK HILL, S.C. (WCNC) -- A Rock Hill barber has been arrested for selling fentanyl pills out of shop.
Fetanyl, an opiate, is a strong pain killer and overuse of the drug can result in death.
Jimmy Gaston, 52, owner of Gaston’s Barber Shop on Saluda Street was brought into custody Thursday morning after a six month investigation by York County’s Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit.
An investigator on the case tells NBC Charlotte someone in the community tipped investigators off that Jimmy Gaston was allegedly selling pills out of his shop.
Wednesday night, York County drug agents raided Gaston’s barbershop. Detectives recovered more than 20 doses of fentanyl pills in Gaston’s possession.
Gaston is charged with three counts of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and three counts of dealing drugs near a school or park.
Gaston is being held without bond at the York County Detention Center.