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Several recent drug busts in Jasper County

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Cedrick Riley (Source: Jasper County Sheriff's Office) Cedrick Riley (Source: Jasper County Sheriff's Office)
Eric Brown (Source: Jasper County Sheriff's Office) Eric Brown (Source: Jasper County Sheriff's Office)
JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) -

The new sheriff in Jasper County is making a big impact in the community, despite only being in office for a few months.

Several people have been arrested and a few homes have been busted for drug activity including one on Church Road.

The Sheriff's Office posted a picture on their Facebook page after seizing guns, cocaine and a large amount of prescription drugs.

Last week the Sheriff's Office busted a house on Pine Forest Loop Road in Ridgeland. There they discovered several grams of crack cocaine, a small amount of powdered cocaine and marijuana, placing Houston Chaneyfield behind bars for several counts of possession.

A day before that bust, deputies were busy in Hardeeville where they arrested two people, Eric Brown, who was wanted in Chatham County and Cedrick Riley, once again for possession of crack, cocaine and marijuana.

As of right now there are at least a dozen homes on the Sheriff's radar for suspected drug activity. He says drugs are the gateway to other crimes, like robberies and shootings.

The department is now working to get a handle on the rising problem of Opioid addiction, which is linked to prescription medications.

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