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Twenty-Seven People Arrested in “Loosely Organized” Drug Ring
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Twenty-Seven People Arrested in “Loosely Organized” Drug Ring

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. – Twenty-seven men and women who are accused of drug dealing or other violent crimes in Berkeley County are now behind bars. They are facing multiple weapons and drugs charges. Sheriff Duane Lewis says this was all part of the county’s ongoing Violent Crime Reduction Partnership investigation, which he called a “loosely organized” drug ring. The arrests […]

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Sangaree Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Meth, Heroin, Stolen Guns

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Three people are in jail following a traffic stop recently in the Sangaree area. On Tuesday, detectives with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Task Force stopped a white in color Ford Explorer on Beauregard Road. This vehicle was determined to be the same vehicle that had been in a pursuit with the South Carolina […]

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Summerville Man Arrested On Child Porn Charges

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A Berkeley County man is jail for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography. Joseph Wheeler McGowan, 51, faces 16 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. He was taken into custody on Monday. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force […]

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Moncks Corner Police: Suspect Caught On Camera Breaking Into Vehicles

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Moncks Corner police say they are actively looking for a man caught on a camera breaking into several cars. “Our detectives are following up on this situation and are requesting everyone keep an eye out for this individual,” stated Lieutenant Steve Meadows. The recent break-ins occurred over the weekend in the area of Oak Hill Plantation, police say. […]

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Despite Cancer Diagnosis, New Trooper Graduates With Honors

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Nearly 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. For one young man recently diagnosed with the disease, he is not letting it slow him down. Spencer Nieto of Goose Creek became the recipient of the Colonel P.F. Thompson Outstanding Achievement Award following his graduation Wednesday from the South Carolina Highway […]

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Deputies: Biggby Coffee Target Of Three Recent Burglaries

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is seeking your assistance in identifying a person caught on surveillance video burglarizing Biggby Coffee at 514 Saint James Ave. in Goose Creek. There have been three burglaries there recently. These took place on May 20, 2017 between 1:50 a.m. and 2:10 a.m., June 7, 2017 between 12:15 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.  and June 8, 2017 between 12:40 […]

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Elderly Man Dies 5 Days After Vehicle Accident Involving Tree

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A Manning man succumbed to his injuries Monday following an accident that occurred last week. According to Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury, on June 7 at 7:15 p.m., Toliver Harrill, 75, was traveling south on Highway 52 north of Moncks Corner when he ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. He was admitted to […]

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Man Accused Of Exposing Himself To Little Girl At Fast Food Restaurant

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A Summerville man is in custody for exposing himself to a child in a fast food restaurant, deputies stated. On June 7th, 2017 at approximately 3 p.m. deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded to the McDonald’s located 302 College Park Road in Ladson regarding a report of an indecent exposure. Upon arrival, deputies found a male […]