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Authorities make two arrests in Murrells Inlet, confiscate drugs and weapons

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Michael Ford (left), Hunter Strickland (right). Michael Ford (left), Hunter Strickland (right).
MURRELLS INLET, SC - News Release - Friday May 2, 2014, law enforcement officers of the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) Georgetown Office, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of criminal activity at the Murrells Inlet Boat Landing on Highway 17 Business in the Murrells Inlet Community of Georgetown County.

Authorities arrested two people at the Murrells Inlet Boat Landing:
  1. · Hunter Strickland DOB 09/30/1992, 4139 Highway 17 Marsh View Marina, Murrells Inlet, SC. Possession With Intent to Distribute Oxycodone, Possession With Intent to Distribute Oxycontin, Possession With Intent to Distribute Alprazolam, and Possession With Intent to Distribute Xanax.
  2. · Michael Ford DOB 10/11/1990, 15 Partiridge Lane, Georgetown, SC. Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession With Intent to Distribute Xanax, Possession with Intent to Distribute Alprazolam, Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine Salts, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.
Agents seized several hundred pills, over 130 grams of high grade marijuana, packaging materials, two loaded handguns and a loaded assault rifle. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is over $10,000.00.

The suspects were transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center.  The 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit is funded by a grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Anonymous tips can also be sent to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office by using Text-A-Tip. Just text the word "GCSOTIP" to 274637 followed by your message from any text enabled cell phone. This service is for crime tips ONLY not for the reports of crimes in progress. For crimes in progress call 911.
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