Two facing drug charges



Two Hartsville residents are facing drug charges after the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence on Johnson Street on Thursday afternoon.
“My deputies did an outstanding job getting more dope off the street and another gun out of the wrong hands,” stated Sheriff Tony Chavis. “During the search of the residence, deputies were able to locate approximately 36 grams of methamphetamine, a 9mm handgun and a weight scale.”
James Bryce Futrell, 32, and Jessica Ashley Melton, 33, both of Hartsville, were arrested. Futrell is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted violent felon and possession of a firearm during a violent crime. Futrell was previously convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine, a violent crime.
Melton is charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

Author: Stephan Drew

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