BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference on Tuesday morning to discuss what they called a significant narcotics arrest.
Sheriff Duane Lewis announced the arrest of John Jamain Bryant, 44, and Melvin Keith Bryant, 41, for possession of nearly three pounds of crystal meth and other drugs. According to Sheriff’s officials, deputies confiscated 1,228 grams of methamphetamines, 122 grams of marijuana, 16 narcotics pills, a Taurus 38 revolver and four vehicles.
Both men are from Sangaree. Other Sangaree residents brought the concerts to law enforcement’s attention, which prompted the investigation. After investigating, detectives were able to establish probable cause that the activities brought to the Sheriff’s attention were valid.
This amount of methamphetamines is one of the largest meth busts in Berkeley County history, according to Sheriff’s officials. The amount confiscated has the wholesale value of approximately $15,000.
Sheriff Lewis said, “We appreciate the residents of Sangaree for having the confidence in us to let us know the problems in Sangaree. These arrests, we hope, will have a positive impact on the Sangaree community. Working together, we can make Berkeley County a greater place.”