Photo Gallery | Sheriff: 4 arrested, 28 grams of cocaine seized
The Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) arrested four people and seized 28 grams of cocaine, officials say.
According to a news release, 39-year-old Gloria Jean Buckner, 52-year-old Eric Ernesto Blackmon, 44-year-old Curtis Wilson Ruff and 44-year-old Tyrone Winfred Pringle were arrested at 2038 Airport Boulevard in the West Columbia area of Lexington County on Thursday.
Buckner is charged with trafficking cocaine, Blackmon is charged with distribution of cocaine, Ruff is charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, and Pringle is charged with possession of marijuana.
Officers say they arrested the four suspects after receiving anonymous tips from citizens of drug sales at The Rock Sports Bar, 2038 Airport Boulevard, West Columbia.
According to officers, the arrests follow a several month investigation that was conducted by NET.
Deputies say the cocaine seized has a street value of about $2,000, based on a street sales value of about $100 per gram of cocaine.
Pringle was released from the Lexington County Detention Center on March, 16 on a personal recognizance bond. Blackmon, Buckner, and Ruff remain incarcerated at the Lexington County Detention Center.