S.C. county supervisor trafficked meth on the job


CHESTER (AP) - A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a county supervisor for allegedly using government cars to run a methamphetamine trafficking operation while on the clock.

Documents unsealed Thursday charged Chester County Supervisor Kenneth Shane Stuart with meth trafficking, criminal conspiracy, misconduct in office and two counts of meth distribution. Two other individuals were also charged with meth trafficking through the investigation.

The state attorney general's office said Stuart also conspired to steal catalytic converters from county-owned vehicles.

Stuart, 47, has served as supervisor since 2015 and was re-elected in 2018. County supervisors in South Carolina typically perform administrative duties, working with an elected county council.

Jail records show Stuart was booked this week into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia. A bond hearing is scheduled for Friday. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney to comment on his behalf.

Stuart could face prison time if convicted of the trafficking and public corruption charges.