A pound of marijuana was seized after an operation was set up in response to drug-related complaints, according to Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.
“Narcotics officers with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office seized at least a pound of marijuana and a large amount of U.S. currency during this operation,” Ravenell said. “This is a response to complaints from citizens in the area who are tired of illegal drugs being in their area and the dangers that can come with it.”
Justin Q. Tyler, 20, of Orangeburg, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana in connection with the seizure.
Sheriff’s office narcotics investigators concentrated on the Beason Road and Rosedale Drive area during an operation that began on Friday.
On nearby Coconut Court, investigators came upon a vehicle in which an occupant appeared to be smoking marijuana. A male in the vehicle admitted marijuana in the vehicle was his, according to the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office allegedly found a pound of marijuana, a handgun with two magazines including a 25-round magazine and a substantial amount of cash inside the home where the man lives after the homeowner gave permission to search the residence.
Bond was set on Tyler at $2,500 during a hearing on Monday.