A Texas man has been accused of transporting a significant amount of cocaine into Fairfield County, officials with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and Fairfield County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday.
Jaime Salceda-Balderas, 24, of Cleveland, Texas, has been charged with trafficking cocaine (more than 400 grams).
Authorities said Salceda-Balderas was arrested Tuesday on Crossbow Road, near the intersection of Interstate 77 and S.C. 34. At the time of his arrest, he allegedly had in his vehicle about 2 kilograms of cocaine, which has a wholesale value of roughly $50,000 to $60,000, according to reports.
Officials believe the cocaine originated from Mexico, with plans for it to be sold in South Carolina.
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From Staff Reports