Four more individuals have been arrested in an ongoing drug investigation in Georgetown County.
According to Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver, three of the them were arrested in Georgetown County, as part of the continuing investigation into the seizure of a large quantity of heroin found during a 15th Circuit DEU search warrant execution on Greentown Road on Feb. 20.
Deputies and agents arrested Alethia Holmes and Cianta Thompson earlier today. Holmes and Thompson was charged with trafficking heroin over 28g. Holmes was also charged with passing a fraudulent check and Thompson was charged with possession of a firearm during a violent crime. Both are currently held in the Georgetown County Detention Center awaiting bond.
O’Maury T. Stafford was arrested on Feb. 23 for trafficking heroin over 28 grams, possession of a firearm during a violent crime and three counts of distribution of heroin. He has posted bail and was released.
Edmund Holmes was arrested on Feb. 24 and is currently held in the Al Cannon Detention Center, in Charleston, on federal charges.
Agents estimated the conservatively seizure prevented over 3,000 dosage units of heroin, possibly mixed with fentanyl, from being sold on the streets of city and county of Georgetown. The drugs estimated street value is over $60,000 before being cut for street level sales. Two loaded handguns and a loaded AK47 style assault rifle was also found during the search.
Tityonna Scott, who was arrested during the search warrant execution, has also been released after posting bond.
The investigation is continuing, and further arrests are possible.