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Two Kershaw Co. men facing charges after methamphetamine found in home, sock

Deputies say that 29-year-old Andrew William McManus and 30-year-old Andrew Lee Tuten were arrested Monday morning and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WACH)-- According to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department, two Kershaw County men are facing charges in connection with drug trafficking.

Deputies say that 29-year-old Andrew William McManus and 30-year-old Andrew Lee Tuten were arrested Monday morning and charged with trafficking methamphetamine.

According to KCSO Sheriff Jim Matthews deputies went to a home on Old Stagecoach Road to follow up on a reported shooting and burglary call that happened earlier in the morning.

When deputies arrived at the home they encountered McManus and Tuten and discovered that the men had allegedly thrown a bag containing methamphetamine on the ground.

Both men were charged with trafficking methamphetamine and transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center, according to deputies.

While being searched at the detention center another bag of methamphetamine was found in McManus' sock.

“Our meth arrests are way up which is alarming,” said KCSO Sheriff Jim Matthews. “Our drug boys are keeping the pressure on the dealers, but there seems to be no shortage of customers for this poison.”

McManus has been previously arrested for public disorderly conduct (multiple arrests), trespassing, entering premises after warning, resisting arrest, breach of peace, alcohol violations, malicious injury to personal property, criminal domestic violence, possession of marijuana (multiple), driving under suspension, negligent operation of watercraft, DUI, numerous narcotics violations and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tuten has previously been arrested for driving under suspension and DUI.

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