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KCSO charges two more for trafficking meth

Posted: May 28, 2018 6:12 p.m.
Updated: May 29, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) continues to arrest people for trafficking methamphetamine.

According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Andrew William McManus, 29, of Cubs Path, Camden, and Andrew Lee Tuten, 30, of Burdell Road, Lugoff, on May 21 and charged them with trafficking meth.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said in the press release that deputies responded to an address on Old Stagecoach Road in east Camden to follow up on a reported shooting and burglary call that happened earlier in the morning. Upon arriving at the home, deputies encountered McManus and Tuten. Deputies interviewed both men and also discovered that one of the men had allegedly thrown a bag containing methamphetamine on the ground just as the initial responding deputy arrived at the house. Deputies charged both men with trafficking methamphetamine and transported them to the Kershaw County Detention Center.

While at the jail, a search of both men revealed an additional bag of methamphetamine in McManus’ sock.

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

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

Tuten, the KCSO said in the release, has previously been arrested for driving under suspension and DUI.

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