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Calhoun County

Sheriff's Office

A Swansea woman was arrested after deputies found what was alleged to be methamphetamine in the vehicle she was driving.

On Feb. 26, a deputy stopped a black Jeep Liberty on Columbia Road because the vehicle had an unreadable temporary tag, which was found to be expired. The deputy noted in his report that a passenger was acting nervously.

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With the driver’s permission, deputies searched the vehicle. A bottle of non-controlled pills was found, and with the aid of an assisting officer, some syringes and a crystal-like substance were located.

The driver was arrested for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and taken to jail.

• On Feb. 27, a St. Matthews man reported that someone entered his house after 4:15 a.m. and removed his handgun from under the cushions of his couch. He said his TV and Xbox video game console had not been touched.

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• On Feb. 28, and Orangeburg man reported that someone had kicked in the back door of his residence and removed a microwave and two heaters. He said he had been gone for a few weeks and had no suspects. The items were valued at $500.

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• On Feb. 26, an officer stopped a gold Nissan Maxima driven by a St. Matthews man. The officer knew the suspect had a suspended license. The suspect said that he was driving since no one else could drive him to work.

After checking the suspect’s driving record, which had numerous violations and unpaid fines, the officer arrested him for driving under suspension, second offense, and transported him to jail.

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