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Deputies in Sumter arrest 20 in connection to drug bust

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SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WACH)-- Deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff's Department have arrested more than 20 individuals in connection with a six-month undercover drug operation.

Twenty-seven people have been arrested and transported to the Sumter-Lee Detention Center without incident.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis credited a solid investigation using undercover officers with the arrests.

Quantities of methamphetamine, opiates, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and $20,000 in counterfeit items were seized.

“Anytime we can take drugs and drug dealer off of our streets, is a great day in Sumter County,” he said. “Our officers worked hard, often under difficult circumstances, to make these arrests.

“Make no mistake about it,” Dennis said, “we will continue to fight diligently to rid Sumter County of as many drugs and drug dealers as possible.”

At this time 12 suspects are still being sought.

Below are the names and charges of those arrested.

  • Tony Baker, 44, of Sumter charged with one count of distribution of crack cocaine.
  • Tyrone Bradley,39, of Sumter charged with distribution of crack cocaine and three counts of counterfeiting forgery.
  • Jarvis Billie,31, of Sumter charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
  • James Henry Brogdon,27, of Sumter charged with trademark counterfeit items approximately $21,000
  • William Childers,33, of Sumter charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  • Jacob Cuttuno,31, of Sumter charged with distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of heroin.
  • Brandon Cummings,24, of Sumter charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, one count of distribution of heroin, and two counts of distribution of marijuana.
  • Deron Chatman,32, of Sumter charged with distribution of marijuana.
  • Andrew Colwell,48, of Sumter charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
  • David Fraizer,20, of Summerton charged with conspiracy possession of methamphetamine.
  • Larry Ham,32, of Sumter charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine, and one count of distribution of marijuana.
  • Tyburious Heyward,19, of Sumter charged with possession of controlled substance.
  • Quinton Jackson,33, of Summerton charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.
  • Rayshon Mack,27, of Dalzell charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana third offense.
  • Kelvin Mitchell,40, of Sumter charged with trademark counterfeit items (approximately $21,000).
  • Courtney Myers,32, of Sumter charged with three counts distribution of crack cocaine.
  • Tabitha Rivera,25, of Texas charged with possession of methamphetamine.
  • Andrew Rose,32, of Sumter charged with three counts distribution of crack cocaine and two counts distribution of marijuana.
  • Titus Sanders,34, of Sumter charged with four counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
  • Steven Simmons, 36, of Sumter charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
  • Jessica Sumner,33, of Manning charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  • Scott Taylor,29, of Sumter charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  • Donavin Williams,34, of Florence charged with contraband at detention center conspiracy.
  • Donell White, 26, of Sumter charged with three counts of distribution of marijuana.
  • Erick Wright,21, of Sumter charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
  • Latanya Wright,36, of Sumter charged with five counts of distribution of cocaine.

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