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.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The State
From Staff Reports