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Man charged following Marlboro County drug bust, escapes custody

(Marlboro County Detention Center)

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Cyril Kendrell Lowery, 28, charged in connection with a drug bust Friday at a Bennettsville home, escaped custody just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Investigator Trevor Murphy with the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office.

Murphy said deputies seized a large quantity of cocaine, crack and pills.

He said officers also seized five firearms and a large amount of money in connection with the bust.

The bust stemmed from on ongoing narcotics investigation in Marlboro County, according to Murphy.

Lowery was being held at the Marlboro County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

No details regarding his escape have been released.

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