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Richland County Drug Bust Reaps 2,000 Pounds of Marijuana and a Kilo of Cocaine

According to WLTX, early Thursday moring police arrested 23 year old Celso Vasquez at a home on Roberson Street (located near Monticello and I-20) where they recovered a kilo of cocaine and 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

Three duffle bags of cash believed to be somewhere in the six figures were seized from another home searched as a result of the bust.

The drug bust was made based upon information received as part of a recent traffic stop in Greenville, South Carolina where police found $14,000.00 in cash and 40 pounds of marijuana.

According to Capt. Roger Heaton with SLED, Thursday was kind of a fun day. “We got the cash, we got the guns, we got the bad guy, we got the dope. Tomorrow starts the hard work, where you gotta have deputies and SLED agents and police officers with feet on the ground. We’ve got a lot of information to run down.”

SLED Director Reggie Lloyd said that investigators are going to continue to work this case backward to find out who else is involved, where the individuals are located, and bring them to justice as well.

Being charged with a drug crime is serious and can lead to serious consequences. The criminal defense attorneys at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. include a former United States Attorney, a former public defender, a former Assistant Attorney General and Richland County Assistant Solicitor, as well as a tax lawyer familiar with IRS criminal investigations. The Strom Law Firm aggressively defends individuals on all criminal charges in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina as well as the Federal Courts in Georgia. Our lawyers proudly edit the Columbia, South Carolina Injury Board as well as the Strom Law Blog as a pro bono effort to provide the public valuable information. Our lawyers are licensed in: South Carolina, New York, and Georgia.

About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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