Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested four people Thursday and seized about 28 grams of cocaine they allegedly intended to distribute.
The cocaine has a street value of about $2,000, according to Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts.
Gloria Jean Buckner, 39, of Lexington, Eric Ernesto Blackmon, 52, of West Columbia, Curtis Wilson Ruff, 44, of Lexington, and Tyrone Winfred Pringle, 44, of Columbia, were arrested in the 2000 block of Airport Boulevard in the West Columbia area.
Buckner is charged with trafficking cocaine, Blackmon is charged with distribution of cocaine, Ruff is charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, and Pringle is charged with possession of marijuana. Pringle was released from the Lexington County Detention Center March, 16 on a personal recognizance bond. Blackmon, Buckner, and Ruff remain at the Lexington County Detention Center.
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Officers arrested the four suspects after receiving anonymous tips of drug sales at The Rock Sports Bar, Metts said. Officers conducted an investigation for several months before making the Thursday arrests.