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Undercover drug bust yields 20 arrests

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) After receiving numerous complaints of drug activity in a Myrtle Beach area, detectives with the Horry County Police Department have charged 20 people during an undercover operation Wednesday.

Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for the Horry County Police Department, said officers received those complaints within the Racepath area of Myrtle Beach, prompting them to conduct what Kegler called an undercover reverse buy operation.

Detectives posed as drug dealers, and potential buyers approached those detectives during the operation.

As a result, 20 people were arrested and charged with various drug related charges. Kegler said 1.7 grams of marijuana, 2.4 grams of powder cocaine, 3.1 grams of crack cocaine and $798 in cash were seized.

The following were arrested:

  • Lee Dale Bellamy, 28, Myrtle Beach. He is currently out of jail on bond. Charges: manufacturing, distribution of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana less than one ounce
  • Jill Buchholz Andrews, 48, Myrtle Beach.  She is currently out of jail on bond. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Alexander Erwin Binninger, 57, Myrtle Beach.  He is currently out of jail on bond. Charge: attempting to possess drugs
  • Jason Leslie Bohannon, 36, Myrtle Beach. He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charge: attempting to possess drugs
  • Joe Glenn Bryant, 49, Myrtle Beach. He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charge: attempting to possess drugs
  • Leigh Ann Clark, 38, Myrtle Beach. She is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charges: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs, driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue lights
  • Travis Traeen Collins, 31, Myrtle Beach. He is currently out of jail on bond. Charges: possession of cocaine, manufacturing, distribution of crack cocaine
  • Donnie Lee Gore, 38, Little River.  He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Christopher Bryan Huff, 39, Myrtle Beach.  He is currently out of jail on bond. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Lorie Johnson, 43, Myrtle Beach. She is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charges: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs, no drivers license, open container of beer or wine in motor vehicle
  • Tyler Thomas Maggard, 20, Myrtle Beach. He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to posses drugs
  • Jeffrey Guy Montgomery, 49, Myrtle Beach. He is currently out of jail on bond. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Robert Earl Myers, 39, Myrtle Beach.  He is currently out of jail on bond. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Frederick Wayne Patterson, 41, Myrtle Beach. He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charge: attempting to possess drugs
  • Paul Andrew Pimentel, 37, Myrtle Beach. He is currently out of jail on bond. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Tracy Lynn Purcell, 25, Myrtle Beach. She is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Steven Joseph Saccone, 31, Myrtle Beach. He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Richard Landis Stallings, 49, Ocean Isle. He is currently out of jail on bond. Charges: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs, unlawful to possess, dispose or distribute prescription drugs without a prescription
  • Raymond Jerome Vaught, 53, Myrtle Beach. He is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charge: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs
  • Crystal Ann Vause, 22, Myrtle Beach. She is currently in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Charges: conspiracy and attempting to possess drugs, two counts of prostitution

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