March 21, 2014

Sheriff: Man posted photos of drug use, sheriff on Instagram

A post on social media lead to the arrest of two people.

A post on social media lead to the arrest of two people.

“I received copies of online posts from a concerned citizen showing what appears to be marijuana cigarettes and someone disrespecting the Department,” Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said.

Jeremy Clayton, 30, was arrested Thursday and charged with distribution of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Investigators with the Department’s Drug Suppression Team determined that Clayton was the person in both social media posts, Sheriff Lott said.

One of the photos shows someone holding a marijuana cigarette and their middle finger raised to a photo of Sheriff Leon Lott on the Department’s website.

Investigators purchased marijuana from Clayton on three occassions, including one time from inside his home in Blythewood.

Deputies executed a search warrant and found drugs inside the home and arrested both Clayton and Margaret Rogers, 24, Sheriff Lott said.

Rogers has been charged with simple possession of marijuana, 2nd offense.

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