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15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit makes 4 arrests in Georgetown Co.

Franklin L. McCants (Source: GCDC) Franklin L. McCants (Source: GCDC)
Jana Olivia Cardinale (Source: GCDC) Jana Olivia Cardinale (Source: GCDC)
Teleque Keron Tanner (Source: GCDC) Teleque Keron Tanner (Source: GCDC)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Four people were arrested early Friday morning after 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Agents and Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office Deputies executed a search warrant at 182 Swallow Avenue in Georgetown County and found 312 grams of marijuana and nearly 27 grams of cocaine.

When the DEU Agents and SWAT Deputies performed the search warrant on the residence they found the residents Franklin McCants Jr. and Jana Cardinale inside along with Teleque Tanner and Leon Ford, according to a news release from the GCSO. The four suspects, all of whom reported being unemployed, were charged.

Franklin McCants Jr., age 28, of Georgetown, is charged with distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, trafficking cocaine, possession of stolen handgun, possession of handgun with defaced serial number and possession of prescription legend drugs.

Jana Cardinale, age 20, of Georgetown, is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, trafficking cocaine, possession of stolen handgun, possession of handgun with defaced serial number and possession of prescription legend drugs.

Teleque Tanner, age 20, of Georgetown, is charged with second offense possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Leon Ford is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

In addition to the drugs, they also found several scales, packaging materials, prescription pills, over $12,000 in United States currency and three loaded handguns. One of the handguns was reported stolen in the county and another one had a marred serial number.

A large amount of stolen property was also regained inside the residence. The stolen goods included over $1000 worth of pet food and supplies stolen from ALL4PAWS in Pawleys Island, and many items stolen in a home burglary in Georgetown County.

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