2 arrested after Kershaw County narcotics officers seize 125 bags of heroin, other drugs

akflanagan@thestate.comApril 25, 2014 

— Kershaw County narcotics officers arrested two people in possession of approximately 125 bags of heroin and other narcotics.

Officers say they received information that Dwight Johnson, 47, and Pamela Thitchener, 48, had been selling heroin, marijuana and pain pills at several locations in Kershaw County.

Deputies began conducting surveillance on these locations and were able to figure out where Johnson lived, Sheriff Jim Matthews said.

Narcotics officers stopped several people leaving Johnson’s residence at 1278 Kennedy Road in Lugoff on April 16 and found heroin and marijuana while searching their vehicles, Matthews said.

During the search of Johnson’s home, deputies seized 125 bags of heroin, which were packaged for individual sale, according to Matthews.

“Approximately a half pound of marijuana and assorted pharmaceutical narcotics were also seized,” Matthews said. “Deputies also seized a .45 caliber pistol.”

Johns, a convicted felon with multiple narcotics arrests and convictions, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute scheduled narcotics, Matthews said.

Thitchener has been charged with trafficking in heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute scheduled narcotics.

Sheriff Matthews said Johnson was out on bond for trafficking cocaine in North Charleston.

Johnson is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center, and Thitchener has been released on bond, according to Matthews.

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