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Police Reports

  • Dozens arrested in undercover drug roundup

    Twenty-nine people were arrested on drug charges resulting from undercover investigations as the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force wrapped up a lengthy operation last week.
    The roundup aimed to apprehend 34 people wanted on a total of 82 warrants.

  • 2 Lancaster teens charged after shooting in Fort Mill

    Two Lancaster teens have been charged after a shooting incident in Fort Mill Wednesday night.
    Darrian Parker, 17, has been charged as an adult with attempted murder, according to a media release from the Fort Mill Police Department. Another 17-year-old male, whose name was not released, has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, police said.

  • More drug charges against jailed trio

    Three Heath Springs residents, already jailed on drug and weapons offenses, are facing drug-trafficking charges after a second search of their home produced large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin.
    Christian Angel Pagan, 25, Justin Lee Smith, 28, and Brittany Ann Thompson, 24, were arrested earlier this month at a home on Foster Blackmon Drive in Heath Springs, with a heap of charges against the three of them.

  • 4 methamphetamine arrests in Lancaster

    Four Lancaster residents were arrested last Thursday on methamphetamine charges.
    Courtney Lynn Whitaker, 22, and Jamie Lee Whitaker, 31, were charged with trafficking 10 to 28 grams of methamphetamine, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Chavis charged in Feb. 9 murder

    After half a year on the run, the suspect in the February murder of Jamal Gladden turned himself in to authorities over the weekend.

  • 5-car wreck on S.C. 5 at Riverside

    Road construction on S.C. 5 was held up Thursday afternoon when a five-car wreck occurred near the intersection at Riverside Road.
    There were no serious injuries, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said, but traffic had to be diverted for more than an hour onto West Rebound and Old Hickory roads.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, there have been six wrecks at that intersection this year – two in February, three in April and one in August.

  • 5-car wreck on S.C. 5 at Riverside

    Road construction on S.C. 5 was held up Thursday afternoon when a five-car wreck occurred near the intersection at Riverside Road.
    There were no serious injuries, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said, but traffic had to be diverted for more than an hour onto West Rebound and Old Hickory roads.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, there have been six wrecks at that intersection this year – two in February, three in April and one in August.

  • 5-car wreck on S.C. 5 at Riverside

    Road construction on S.C. 5 was held up Thursday afternoon when a five-car wreck occurred near the intersection at Riverside Road.
    There were no serious injuries, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said, but traffic had to be diverted for more than an hour onto West Rebound and Old Hickory roads.
    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, there have been six wrecks at that intersection this year – two in February, three in April and one in August.

  • 3 charged in Heath Springs drug, weapons case

    Three people were arrested at a Heath Springs home on drug and weapons charges Tuesday as the result of a complaint from the public.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release, a drug task force agent went to the home at 4571 Foster Blackmon Drive in Heath Springs to investigate the grievance. He determined that a more thorough search of the home was needed and later returned with a search warrant and multiple drug agents, as well as officials from the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

  • Lancaster man charged in drug bust

    A Lancaster man was arrested Monday on multiple drug and weapons charges after a search of his home uncovered significant amounts of illegal drugs.