Seven South Carolina residents, including one from Lexington, have been arrested following indictments involving an international cocaine trafficking network.
U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles — along with officials from the DEA, Homeland Security, SLED and Dorchester County Sheriff L.C. Knight — announced the arrests on Tuesday.
The indictments, unsealed in Charleston, charge the following men with conspiring to distribute more than five kilograms of coaine: Jose Alfredo Sierra-Reynoso of Saint Matthews; Michael Clark, a/k/a “Bizzy B” of Holly Hill; Lonnell McFadden, a/k/a “June” of Holly Hill; Marion Jerome Mack, a/k/a “Jigga” of Holly Hill; Adryenne R. Johnson of Lexington; Allen Washington, a/k/a “Dirty” of Holly Hill; and Harold Robinson of Holly Hill.
The indictment alleges the conspiracy began around July 2011.
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More than 75 law enforcement officers executed arrest warrants and served search warrants in several South Carolina counties as part of the operation.
“Criminals think they can avoid the law by running across county or state lines and even national borders. This collaborative effort among law enforcement agencies from every branch of government shows clearly there’s no place to hide for those who would do harm to our citizens.” said SLED Chief Mark Keel in a news release.
Prosecution of the investigation will be led by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Bianchi of the United States Attorney’s Office in Charleston.