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Community complaints lead to $35,000 drug bust at Sumter residence

SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 11/14/19
A Sumter man was arrested with drug trafficking and manufacturing after the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received numerous complaints at a residence on Meadow Circle Wednesday. Dervin Devin …

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Community complaints lead to $35,000 drug bust at Sumter residence

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A Sumter man was arrested and  charged with drug trafficking and manufacturing after the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office received numerous complaints about a residence on Meadow Circle on Wednesday.

Dervin Devin Lancaster, 24, was reportedly charged with trafficking more than 100 grams of cocaine, more than 4 grams of heroin and more than 14 grams of heroin in the second offense. Lancaster was also reportedly charged with possession of methamphetamine in the second offense, two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine in the second offense, with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and manufacturing crack cocaine in the second offense according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

After receiving complaints of possible drug activity, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Sumter Police Department, obtained a search warrant for the residence on Meadow Circle.

During the search of the residence, deputies located and seized approximately 140 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of heroin, 6 grams of crack cocaine and a quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana.

All of the drugs obtained hold a street value of more than $35,000.

Four firearms and $3,531 in cash were also seized during the search.

Lancaster was later arrested by deputies.