Man arrested for giving heroin to 16-year-old

By Kayla Robins
kayla@theitem.com
Posted 1/9/18

A 38-year-old man was arrested on Friday for reportedly giving heroin to a minor in Sumter.

Frederick Brown, of Gable, is accused of administering with a syringe the opioid narcotic to a 16-year-old on Nov. 25, 2017, at a residence on Cains Mills …

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Man arrested for giving heroin to 16-year-old

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A 38-year-old man was arrested on Friday for reportedly giving heroin to a minor in Sumter.

Frederick Brown, of Gable, is accused of administering with a syringe the opioid narcotic to a 16-year-old on Nov. 25, 2017, at a residence on Cains Mills Road, according to Ken Bell, public information officer for the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Bell said later that day, Brown reportedly drove the girl to officers he found on Broad Street who were checking on something unrelated and told them he needed help because someone had overdosed.

Officers reportedly found the teenager with a pulse but unresponsive, so they administered two doses of Narcan, an anti-opioid overdose drug, and transported her to Palmetto Health Tuomey.

She reportedly spoke with officers at the hospital, Bell said.

A search of the vehicle - in which Brown was a passenger - "led to the discovery of other drugs, and he was arrested on Jan. 5" after a Nov. 28 warrant was issued. Brown is charged with distribution of schedule I(b) (c) LSD, schedule II narcotic drugs and crack cocaine to a person under 18.

Bell said he has no arrest history with the sheriff's office.

He said no one else in the vehicle had drugs in their possession at the time of the search.

Brown is being held at Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.