Jerry Collins

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit and officers from Georgetown Police Department, culminated a drug investigation yesterday by arresting Jerry Collins, 25, of 481 Cherokee Drive in Georgetown.

Agents had received multiple complaints regarding drug activity and were able to identify Collins as the alleged source of the complaints. Through the investigation, agents arrested Collins on Oct. 2 for drug and motor vehicle offenses. Collins was released on bond, and agents suspected he was continuing in his criminal enterprise.

Agents located Collins in the city of Georgetown yesterday and were able to interdict him on Highmarket Street, where they recovered a significant amount of heroin along with marijuana.

Collins was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, 3rd offense, and Possession of Marijuana, 2nd offense, and is being held in the Georgetown County Detention Center. One of the factors in Collins being charged with a 3rd offense was his recent guilty plea on a cocaine base charge, in Georgetown County, on Oct. 10 of this year. Collins was accompanied by Edward Pipkin, who was also arrested and charged with Driving Under Suspension, 3rd offense.

The 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit is comprised of numerous agencies within the 15th Judicial Circuit. Contributing agencies include:

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown Police Department,

15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Horry County Sheriff’s Office,

Coastal Carolina University DPS, Conway Police Department, and

SC Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force.