HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An HCPD Narcotics Operation has resulted in the arrest of at least 30 individuals, mostly in the Little River area. WMBF investigators have found that of the thirty, only four remain behind bars. The rest have been released on bond.
The operation took place on November 2, 2016. Horry County Police Department seized several drugs, weapons, and currency. As well as a 2011 Mercedes Benz valued at over $30,000.
The seizures are as followed:
- $24,000 of Heroin
- $5,100 of Cocaine
- $1,600 of Crack Cocaine
- $3,000 of Marijuana
- Four Handguns
- Two Shotguns
- One Rifle
HCPD Chief Joseph Hill held a press conference on the operation today. Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus applauded narcotics detectives for their efforts. Chief Hill has been outspoken since being sworn in on September 30 against the drug issues in Horry County, most notably the Heroin epidemic.
"We're going to hit them where it hurts. We're going to take away their freedoms and stop the terrorizing of our communities." said Hill.
Hill told WMBF he plans to do more than just arrest bad guys.
"We're going to go in and use some community engagement. We're going to start building up leadership in those communities. So when they see something they will say something. And it's not something we're going to come into one time and not come back again. These folks need to see us on a regular basis and not just on the enforcement level but as the guardians that we are."