More than $280K in plants and pot found in Pawleys Island

David Michael Mallinson (Source: GCSO)
David Michael Mallinson (Source: GCSO)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Georgetown County deputies have charged a man with manufacturing marijuana after finding 86 marijuana plants in Pawleys Island Tuesday.

Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, said deputies as well as officers with the Georgetown and Andrews police departments began a surveillance operation in the 700 block of Crooked Oak Road after receiving anonymous complaints.

During a search, 86 marijuana plants with a street value of $275,000 as well as 10 ounces of marijuana valued at $8,550 were located, Cuthbertson said. Deputies then arrested David Mallinson, 39, and charged him with manufacturing marijuana.

Mallinson remains in custody at the Georgetown County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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