60 pounds of Marijuana seized from a storage unit

Courtesy: Georgetown County Sheriffs Office

GEORGETOWN COUNTY,SC (WCBD)- Agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit and the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office finished a month-long investigation into marijuana distribution in Georgetown county, leading to two arrests.

Robert Jones (Courtesy: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)
Robert Jones (Courtesy: Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office)

Agents along with Deputies and GCSO K-9 Blitz found approximately 60 pounds of marijuana inside of a storage unit in Murrells Inlet.  Warrants were issued for Robert Jones of Twin Lakes Colorado and Charles Werner of Murrells Inlet.

Charles Werner (Courtesy: Georgetown County Sheriff's Office)
Charles Werner (Courtesy: Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office)

Both Werner and Jones were arrested and released on bond.

The value of the marijuana seized exceeds over $120,000

The 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit, is comprised of numerous agencies within the 15th Judicial Circuit. Contributing agencies include:
Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office Georgetown Police Department
15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office Horry County Sheriff’s Office
Myrtle Beach Police Department North Myrtle Beach DPS
Coastal Carolina University DPS Conway Police Department
Surfside Beach Police Department Horry County Police Department
Aynor Police Department SC National Guard Counter Drug Task Force

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