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Lowcountry man arrested on drug trafficking charges

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Yuhon Lephree Simmons (Source: Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office) Yuhon Lephree Simmons (Source: Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office)
ST. HELENA ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

A St. Helena Island man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on several multiple drug and weapons charges after a two-month investigation by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office Drug Investigations Section was looking into drug activity at a home on Simmons Kiwi Lane, according to the sheriff's office.

Yuhon Lephree Simmons, 34, was arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine; simple possession of marijuana; possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime; possession of scheduled drugs.

Investigators bought drugs from Simmons at his home during the probe. A search warrant was carried out Tuesday afternoon. Approximately 17 grams of cocaine; approximately 2 g of marijuana; 1 Hydrocodone pill; and .357 Smith & Wesson handgun were seized during the search, according to the BCSO.

Simmons was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center.

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