A man is facing several drug charges following a surveillance operation, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
“We developed information that this individual was selling drugs at another location from where we made arrests in September,” Ravenell said. “He was lucky to have gotten out of that one but his luck ran out Wednesday.”
Ravenell said 34-year-old Tremaine Jerome White of Holly Hill has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine or “ice,” trafficking heroin and simple possession of marijuana after his arrest on Wednesday.
Sheriff’s narcotics units concluded a long-term surveillance on a Santee motel in September. Two men are facing drug-related charges.
During that September operation, 27-year-old Alonzo Mays Jr. was charged with trafficking methamphetamine.
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Andre Gulley, 26, faces one count each of possession with intent to distribute ecstasy and possession of a controlled substance.
Each of the men were also charged with possession of marijuana.
Evidence found during that Santee sting resulted in information that led to White’s charges, according to the sheriff’s office.
White’s three charges stemming from the September Santee raid are trafficking methamphetamine or “ice,” trafficking heroin and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.
The Holly Hill man was located on Tuesday following a surveillance operation at a U.S. Highway 601 motel.
Sheriff’s Office K9 Gus was used in the search of the motel room. Heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana were allegedly located.
A loaded 9mm handgun, digital scales, a grinder and packing material were also found.
During a hearing on Thursday, bond was set on the Lobster Circle man’s charges at $131,015 cash or surety. He’s been released on bond.