A Santee man has been charged after investigators responded to citizens’ complaints about drug activity, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

“We received numerous complaints about this area, and we responded,” Ravenell said. “This the definition of community policing. Many times it’s the only way to rid the streets of crime.”

Marion Kale Till, who turns 55 on Monday, was charged with distribution of methamphetamine.

During a hearing on Friday, bond was set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Deputies told the court during the hearing Till was already on electronic monitoring as part the sentencing from a previous crime.

Investigators went to Till’s home on Ballards Lane on Thursday after concerned citizens reported drug sales occurring in and around the residence.

After obtaining consent to search, investigators allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the residence.

While investigators were conducting their search, a vehicle driven by a 32-year-old Vance man drove up to the residence.

When investigators spoke to that man, they discovered his license was suspended, according to the sheriff’s office. He was charged with driving under suspension.

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