Drug sweep thru CU and Pickens County

December 13, 2012

In Pickens County, 19 people have been arrested on various drug charges spelled out in 66 warrants. The charges include the sale of marijuana, sale of a controlled substance, and sale within proximity to a school or a daycare. According to an announcement by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, eleven of yesterday’s arrests are Clemson University students. Law enforcement authorities say they have seized $6,351 in cash, nearly 300 grams of high-grade marijuana, a handgun reported stolen, three long guns, and various equipment, including a professional grade ID card machine capable of placing a hologram on ID cards. The authorities say the machine was used to make false identification cards. The arrests arise from a six-month joint investigation by agents with the Pickens and Oconee sheriff’s offices, Clemson campus police, Clemson city police, and the State Law Enforcement Division.

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