Cocaine, guns seized from SC drug dealer’s home, agents say

BROWNS FERRY, S.C. (WBTW) – Agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit concluded an investigation into a significant heroin and crack dealer in the Browns Ferry area of Georgetown County, putting two reported drug dealers behind bars.

CLICK FOR PICTURES OF THE DRUGS, GUNS & SUSPECTS
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Deputies with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and DEU Agents executed a search warrant and arrest warrants, at 809 Lanes Creek Drive, arresting Tywone E. Reed, 37, and Raeqwan E. Swinton, 20.

DEU Agents and Sheriff’s SWAT Deputies located Reed and Swinton inside the home with a young child. The home was full of illegal drugs and guns, agents say. While searching the home, agents discovered more than 200 grams of heroin, over 200 grams of cocaine, over 20 grams of crack cocaine and 20 Oxycodone pills.

Reed, who has been convicted of a previous violent crime and isn’t allowed to have a handgun, firearms or ammunition, also had an assault rifle and three handguns, one of which had a defaced serial number, along with several hundred rounds of ammunition. Two of the handguns, and the assault rifle, were loaded and staged within reach of the bed in Reed’s room.

Agents also found evidence the residents were manufacturing crack cocaine, from cocaine powder. They also recovered over 1,000 small zip lock bags, often used to packaged heroin and crack, as well as digital scales and other evidence of drug distribution. Several thousand dollars in US currency was also found in the home.

Reed is charged with trafficking heroin over 28g, trafficking cocaine over 200g, trafficking cocaine base 10-28 g, felon in possession of a handgun, possession of handgun with defaced serial number, possession with intent to distribute schedule II narcotics, unlawful neglect of a child and hindering law enforcement. Reed was booked into jail Sept. 2 at 11:44 a.m. and was released the next day at 6:37 p.m., according to Georgetown Detention Center online booking records.

Swinton is charged with two counts of distribution of cocaine base, trafficking heroin over 28g, trafficking cocaine over 200g, trafficking cocaine base 10-28g. Swinton was booked into jail Sept. 2 at 11:27 a.m. and was released the next day at 6:54 p.m., according to Georgetown Detention Center online booking records.

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