A Cordova man is facing an ecstasy charge after investigators responded to complaints of drug activity, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
“We received multiple complaints of activity in a section in the Roosevelt Gardens apartment complex,” Ravenell said. “We’ve been working this neighborhood for months with the promise to clean it up. Some people just do not get it.”
Gregory Thomas Jr., 35, has been charged with trafficking ecstasy between 100 and 500 units.
If he’s convicted, he could sentenced three to 10 years in prison, no part of which may be suspended nor probation. He could also face a $20,000 fine.
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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s investigators acted on information provided by concerned citizens that drug activity was taking place on Judicial Drive in Roosevelt Gardens.
At one apartment, investigators were granted permission to search the residence. They reported finding what looked like marijuana cigarettes that had been smoked, rolling papers, a grinder and a container of what appeared to be ecstasy in powder form.
Authorities believe the powder would have made approximately 180 pills of ecstasy.
During a hearing on Friday, bond was set on Thomas at $15,000 surety.