Detention center guard arrested in undercover drug buy
03/25/2014 3:21 PM
03/26/2014 9:00 AM
A Midlands detention center guard was arrested in an undercover drug sting over the weekend.
Wesley Dale Gardner, 29, of Rembert sold drugs to an confidential informant in a gas station parking lot on Saturday, according to a report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Gardner, an officer with the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center, faces a first-offense narcotics charge. He was released Sunday from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.
According to the report, Gardner first met the female informant at the detention center following her arrest. The two corresponded via phone and she was asked to stage a drug buy from him.
Oops, you haven't selected any newsletters. Please check the box next to one or more of our email newsletters and submit again.
Oops, you didn't provide a valid email address. Please double-check the email field and submit again.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.