Kershaw County deputies seized heroin and a 12-gauge sawed off shotgun and arrested two people following an investigation that began in May.
Clinton James Evergetis, 28, and Kayla Danielle Evergetis, 24, were both charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, according to Sheriff Jim Matthews. Clinton Evergetis was also charged with possession of a sawed off shotgun.
Narcotics investigators arrested the two early Tuesday morning following an undercover operation, which targeted the Evergetis residence, Sheriff Matthews said. Officers began the investigation after receiving information that drugs, specifically heroin, was being used and sold there.
Undercover agents were able to make two controlled purchases of heroin from Clinton Evergetis, and he will also be charged with those sales, Matthews said.
Heroin use and sales have increased over the past three years in Kershaw County, Matthews said. The Sheriff’s Office drug squad has made several arrests over the past two years of people in possession of heroin and heroin dealers.
“Recent arrests of addicts has revealed that they are now traveling outside of Kershaw County, and at times out of state, to buy their heroin,” Matthews said.
Clinton Evergetis has previous arrests for burglary, safe-cracking, financial transaction fraud, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Matthews said. Both Clinton Evergetis and Kayla Evergetis are being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center.