26 charged, 12 sought in sting

Sheriff’s office conducts 6-month drug investigation

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Twenty-six people have been arrested after a six-month undercover drug operation, according to a news release from Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Twelve more people are still being sought in the sting in which methamphetamine, opiates, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and $20,000 in counterfeit items were seized.

Arrested in the drug sweep and transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center were:

  •  Tony Baker, 44, of 11 Montreat St., Sumter. Baker is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, one count.
  •  Tyrone Bradley, 39, of 1259 Jerry St., Sumter. Bradley is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, three counts, and counterfeiting forgery, one count.
  •  Jarvis Billie, 31, of 335 Mooneyham Road, Sumter. Billie is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, two counts.
  •  James Henry Brogdon, 27, of 5501 Edgehill Road, Sumter. Brogdon is charged with trademark counterfeit items (approximately $21,000).
  •  William Childers, 33, of 300 Pearson Road, Sumter. Childers is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  •  Jacob Cuttino, 31, of 4250 Livingwood Drive, Sumter. Cuttino is charged with distribution of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of heroin.
  •  Brandon Cummings, 27, of 2 Andrena Drive, Sumter. Cummings is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, two counts; distribution of heroin, one count; and distribution of marijuana, two counts.
  •  Deron Chatman, 32, of 418 Robney Drive, Sumter. Chatman is charged with distribution of marijuana.
  •  Andrew Colwell, 48, of 214 Downtown Inn, Sumter. Colwell is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, two counts.
  •  David Frazier, 20, of 1358 John Holladay Road, Summerton. Frazier is charged with conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine.
  •  Larry Ham, 32, of 1025 Old Pocalla Road, Sumter. Ham is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, three counts; distribution of marijuana, one count; and felon in possession of a firearm.
  •  Tyburious Heyward, 19, of 1015 Vaughn St. Heyward is charged with possession of a controlled substance.
  •  Quinton Jackson, 33, of 3361 Moses Dingle Road, Summerton. Jackson is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.
  •  Rayshon Mack, 27, of 4950 McPhail St., Dalzell. Mack is charged with possession of marijuana, third offense.
  •  Kelvin Mitchell, 40, of 143 Littlejohn Lane, Sumter. Mitchell is charged with trademark counterfeit items (approximately $21,000).
  •  Courtney Myers, 32, of 926 Reaves St., Sumter. Myers is charged with distribution of crack cocaine.
  •  Tabitha Rivera, 25, of 664 McKee St., Fate, Texas. Rivera is charged with possession of methamphetamine.
  •  Andrew Rose, 34, of 975 Morningside Drive, Sumter. Rose is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, three counts, and distribution of marijuana, two counts.
  •  Titus Sanders, 34, of 221 Armstrong Blvd., Sumter. Sanders is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, four counts.
  •  Steven Simmons, 36, of 807 Peace St., Sumter. Simmons is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
  •  Jessica Sumner, 33, of 2801 Tindal Road, Sumter. Sumner is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  •  Scott Taylor, 29, of 2801 Tindal Road, Sumter. Taylor is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  •  Donavin Williams, 34, of 3803 National Cemetery Road, Florence. Williams is charged with contraband at detention center and conspiracy.
  •  Donell White, 26, of 1021 Booker St., Sumter. White is charged with distribution of marijuana, three counts.
  •  Erick Wright, 21, of 2890 September Drive, Sumter. Erick Wright is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  •  Latanya Wright, 36, 200 S. Pike W., Sumter. Wright is charged with distribution of cocaine, five counts.

Deputy Ken Bell, public information officer for the sheriff's office, said deputies seized counterfeit hats, shoes and T-shirts during the bust.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis credited a solid investigation using undercover officers with the arrests.

"Any time we can take drugs and drug dealer off of our streets is a great day in Sumter County," he said. "Our officers worked hard, often under difficult circumstances, to make these arrests.

"Make no mistake about it," Dennis said, "we will continue to fight diligently to rid Sumter County of as many drugs and drug dealers as possible."