IRS executes search warrant on two Darlington businesses
Agents of the Internal Revenue Service staged what appeared to be an investigative operation on the morning of Tuesday, April 18, entering offices and – according to witnesses – removing boxes from two tax preparation businesses located in downtown Darlington.
“The IRS is serving search warrants at two locations on the Square. They are in control of both scenes and we are there to assist only,” said Darlington Police Department Chief Danny Watson.
DPD officers were posted as support outside the two businesses, and pedestrians were not permitted access to either the businesses or the sidewalks directly in front.
An IRS spokesperson said that a search warrant had been served at Premier and Partners and another business in Darlington but could not specify what the IRS was investigating.
Areas along the west side of the Public Square and the east side along the first block of South Main Street were blocked with cones from the evening of April 17 to the morning of April 18, but regular traffic flow was not hindered.