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Home search in Hartsville results in drugs, guns charges

March 7, 2019

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Two people were arrested Tuesday morning after a search of a Hartsville residence uncovered drugs and guns.

Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis announced the arrests following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Unit into drug activity. The investigation concluded with the service of a search warrant at a residence on F Street early Tuesday.

Investigators arrested Antwuan Tyree Stevenson, 27, of Hartsville, and Juquesha Tasha Bishop, 23, of Hartsville. Stevenson and Bishop are charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a stolen pistol, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. Both remain in custody at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center.

Bishop is being held on a $29,000 bond with an additional bond of $15,000 for a probation violation. Stevenson is awaiting a bond hearing before a general sessions court judge.

“My narcotics investigators did an excellent investigation gathering evidence to secure a search warrant for this residence,” Chavis said in a news release. “Due to their tireless work, we were able to get these drugs off the street and guns out of the wrong hands.”

At 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, deputies assigned to the Special Incident Response Team and investigators with the Drug Enforcement Unit and Criminal Investigations Division served the search warrant.

Investigators located approximately 127 grams of methamphetamine, four firearms – including a stolen pistol – prescription medication pills, MDMA pills, marijuana, weight scales and approximately $1,100 inside the residence.