Andrews man faces drug, weapon charges following Friday arrest

Andrews man faces drug, weapon charges following Friday arrest

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An Andrews man remained in jail Monday afternoon following his arrest on drug and weapon charges.

According to a press release from the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit, Robert Richardson Jr. was arrested on Friday while law enforcement was addressing citizen complaints about drug dealing and quality of life issues in the city of Andrews.

Online records from the Georgetown County Detention Center state that Richardson was charged with third-degree assault and battery; three counts of distributing, selling, purchasing, manufacturing crack cocaine or possession with intent to distribute near a school; distribution of heroin; manufacturing, distribution and possession with intent to distribute crank or crack cocaine; manufacturing or possession of other substances in schedule I, II or III; and the sale or delivery of a pistol to, and possession by, certain persons unlawfully.

His bond was $72,100.

According to the release, agents responded to 808 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Andrews and made contact with the suspect, who is a convicted felon.

A search of the home led to law enforcement allegedly recovering a fully-loaded .32-caliber revolver, over 100 grams of marijuana, several grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, as well as scales and packaging materials.

Richardson's prior convictions for robbery and burglary prohibit him from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

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