Crime & Courts

Seven arrested in bootleg CD case

Police searching a Broad River Road clothing store found marijuana and $97,000 in counterfeit goods, said Lt. Chris Cowan, Richland County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

Cowan said deputies found a 10-CD burner and blank CDs used to manufacture bootleg CDs and DVDs that were sold at Barkley’s Custom Urban Wear and Apparel.

Deputies also found a “large quantity” of brand-name shirts, shoes and pants that were priced well below retail.

Charged were:

  • Store employee Corie Kendell Lawrence, 26, with simple possession of marijuana, second offense.
  • Store co-owner Eugene Swan Oliver, 34, with simple possession of marijuana and trafficking in counterfeit goods and counterfeit CDs/DVDs; he also was served with an outstanding bench warrant.
  • Co-owner Leslie Laherman Moore, 25, with trafficking counterfeit goods and counterfeit CDs/DVDs and simple possession of marijuana.
  • Assistant store manager, James A. Miller, 20, with simple possession of marijuana and trafficking counterfeit goods and counterfeit CDs/DVDs.
  • Matthew M. Maxon, 19, with charged with simple possession of marijuana and trafficking counterfeit goods and counterfeit CDs/DVDs.
  • Christopher Brandon Sean, 24, with simple possession of marijuana.
  • Selwyn Carol, 34, with simple possession of marijuana.
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