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Five-month investigation in Georgetown leads to arrest of two for heroin trafficking

Left: Pierre Sanders; Right: Turkeesha Minnifield (Source: Drug Enforcement Unit) Left: Pierre Sanders; Right: Turkeesha Minnifield (Source: Drug Enforcement Unit)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A five-month investigation culminated Tuesday with the arrest of two individuals in Georgetown on charges of heroin trafficking and other drug offenses.

According to a press release from the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit, Pierre Jujuan Ricardo Sanders, 29, was charged with trafficking heroin, second offense; possession with the intent to distribute crack, second offense; hindering or obstructing law enforcement; three counts of distribution of heroin, second offense; two counts of distribution of heroin within proximity of a school or park; and a warrant for a traffic offense.

Sanders had bond denied during a hearing Wednesday morning, the release stated.

Additionally, Turkeesha Minnifield, 29, was charged with trafficking heroin, possession with intent to distribute crack and forgery.

During the course of the investigation, agents determined that Sanders, who is on federal parole for his participation in a murder, was allegedly dealing heroin in both the city and county of Georgetown.

Sanders reportedly had changed his appearance and broken off contact with his parole officer. He also allegedly gave agents a false name during a Tuesday traffic stop.

During Tuesday’s on-scene investigation, it was determined Sanders allegedly passed a bag containing a significant amount of heroin and crack cocaine to Minnifield, a passenger in the vehicle.

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