Drug bust nets 11 arrests, 7 lbs of marijuana, 50g cocaine, 11g crack

Collins St. police activity
Source: DEU Commander Dean Bishop
Source: DEU Commander Dean Bishop
Source: DEU Commander Dean Bishop
Source: DEU Commander Dean Bishop

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Around 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, several agencies showed up to a home in the 600 block of Collins Street in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach Police Captain David Knipes said multiple agencies assisted in making arrests on various drug violations.

WMBF News cameras were the only cameras at the scene as agents with Myrtle Beach Police Department's SWAT team, Street Crimes Unit and Patrol Division joined the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the South Carolina Highway Patrol and the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit on the scene.

Police have not yet released the names of the 11 people arrested, but their warrants have been served and they are expected in court on Thursday morning.

DEU Deputy Commander Dean Bishop confirmed that $8,400 in cash, a 40 caliber hand gun, seven pounds of marijuana, 58 grams cocaine and 11 grams of crack were seized from the home.

Neighbors in the area reported hearing a boom after agents arrived on the scene.

"Just as I got in my house I heard a really loud boom like you would hear if a transformer blew," Neighbor Patsy Mills said.

Mills was walking back to work after her lunch break and saw the commotion.

"All I can remember seeing is just lots and lots of people and tons of police officers one type or another," Mills said.

Another neighbor, Mary Linda Owens said it doesn't surprise her to hear multiple arrests were made for various drug violations in her neighborhood.

"We see drugs all the time. Drugs are passed here in the park. They don't care if the children are here," Owens said.

Mills said she hopes this raid will help turn the neighborhood in a better direction.

"It's hard enough to live in an area like this and I've seen a lot of clean up, but this has got to go," Mills said.

Agents with SLED, SCHP, MBPD SWAT, Street Crimes Unit, Patrol Division & the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit assisted in the drug bust.

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