Blanding Drive area shooting update

Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators continue to investigate a shooting that occurred on October 2 in the area of Blanding Drive. A search warrant was issued to search the victim’s vehicle. Investigators recovered approximately 18.5 grams of cocaine and a handgun from inside the vehicle.

On October 12, Investigators took Zaries Kenyatta Huggins, 41, of Hartsville, into custody. Huggins has been charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent felony and unlawful carrying of a pistol. Huggins has been released from the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center on a $17,000 surety bond.

Huggins pled guilty to two counts of armed robbery in 1998, one count of distribution of cocaine base within proximity of a school in 2010 and one count of distribution of crack cocaine within proximity of a school in 2010 according to public records.

This case remains under investigation. If you have any information you are asked to contact Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators at (843) 398-4501 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC or text tip number 274637 (CRIMES). You do not have to reveal your identity to leave information.

Author: mrollins

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