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KCSO rounds up 17 on drug, other charges

Posted: November 5, 2013 6:01 p.m.
Updated: November 6, 2013 5:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 17 people on various charges in the last days of October as a result of a 4-month-long drug distribution investigation.

Sixteen of those arrested were wanted on drug distribution charges.

According to a KCSO press release, 15 deputies met at headquarters around 4 a.m. Oct. 30 to be briefed on the operation. Teams were assigned to particular defendants wanted for distributing a variety of drugs, including cocaine, crack cocaine, controlled pills and marijuana. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said the goal of such operations is to “make it difficult” for people who sell drugs in Kershaw County. Matthews said the KCSO will continue to target drug dealers and respond to citizens complaints of suspected drug activity.

“Drug abusers are the ones doing the burglaries, car break-ins and are most likely involved in assaults. If we can keep the pressure on those who sell drugs, we hope to reduce drug availability and the crimes associated with drug abuse,” Matthews said.

The KCSO’s press release detailed the following arrests:

• Robbie Miquel Stokes, 32 -- distribution of cocaine (second offense) and three counts of unlawful neglect of a child

• Ronald Jason Boone, 30 -- possession of heroin charges

• Rhonda Jeanette Boone, 44 -- distribution of Schedule II controlled substance, distribution of Schedule III controlled substance and distribution of drugs in proximity to school

• Richard Tucker Jr., 36 -- three counts of conspiracy to distribute narcotics

• Misty Carr, 41 -- distribution of Schedule IV pills and distribution of narcotics in proximity to school.

• Sedrick Dex Woods, 20 -- distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of narcotics in proximity to school

• Marvin Jon Thompson, 33 -- distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of narcotics in proximity to school

• Frankie T. Jones, 23 -- distributing of cocaine (second offense) and distribution of narcotics in proximity to school

• Leon Miller Rufus, 36 -- two counts of distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of narcotics in proximity to school

• Richard A. Hubbard, 31 -- three counts of distribution of crack cocaine and two counts of distribution of narcotics in proximity to school

• Marcus Brooks Hill, 31 -- two counts distribution of marijuana (second offense)

• James Michael Watts, 27 -- two counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance

• Joshua Timothy Ratcliff, 25 -- distribution of Schedule II controlled  substance

• Teresa Sheheen Ratcliff, 53 -- distribution of Schedule II controlled substance, distribution of Schedule III controlled substance and distribution of narcotics in proximity to school.

• Earl Hayes III, 33 -- possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana and distribution of narcotics in proximity to school

• Laquita Y. Prescott, 26 -- bench warrant for obstruction of justice

• Johnny D. Gentry, 27 -- possession of Schedule IV controlled substance.

Arrests took place throughout the county to include Cassatt, Camden, east Camden and Lugoff.

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