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Police seize $500k worth of pot from storage unit

Jacob Phillips (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Jacob Phillips (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Source: Horry County Police Department Source: Horry County Police Department

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A two-week narcotics investigation in the Conway area has landed a Charleston man behind bars.

The Narcotics and Vice Section of Horry County Police began that investigation by looking into alleged illegal drug activity in a storage unit on Highway 501 in Conway.

Detectives contacted their suspect on Wednesday, June 12 and seized 153 pounds of marijuana worth $500,000, says police spokesman Sgt. Robert Kegler.

They also seized a 2004 Chevy Silverado and took 24-year-old Jacob Colby Phillips of Charleston into custody.

Charges against him are still pending.

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