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Hilton Head couple arrested on drug charges

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Juan Clarke (Source: BCSO) Juan Clarke (Source: BCSO)
Rosetta Jones (Source: BCSO) Rosetta Jones (Source: BCSO)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

A man and woman were arrested on drug charges after the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office got a tip about drugs being sold out of Hilton Head Gardens apartment.

Investigators did controlled drug buys from the unit at 11 Southwood Park Dr., which resulted in a search warrant being obtained.

At about 5 a.m. Friday, a search warrant was executed. Juan Marquis Clarke, 23, and Rosetta Shatice Jones, 25, were arrested on April 5.

A 9-mm handgun and marijuana, crack cocaine, powder cocaine and various pills were seized during the search, according to the BCSO.

While the search warrant was being carried out, investigators made contact with Clarke, Jones and two children in the apartment. It was also determined that Clarke was in violation of an active trespass notice for the complex, according to the BCSO.

Clarke and Jones were arrested. The children were placed with family members. They were charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of controlled substance schedule II, possession of controlled substance schedule III, possession with intent to distribute schedule IV, possession with intent to distribute schedule IV within a half-mile of a school.

Clarke was also charged with trespass after notice. More charges may be sought pending chemical analysis of seized substances.

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