York County drug agents seized more than $10,000 in cash and nearly 18 pounds of marijuana from a York home in a coordinated bust over the weekend.
India Dixon, a 31-year-old York woman, is charged with trafficking, distribution and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in proximity to a school, according to Marvin Brown, commander of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit.
According to Brown, drug unit investigators found Dixon and her 23-year-old niece, Diamond Hope, to be trafficking about 17.5 pounds of marijuana Friday evening from Dixon’s home on 6267 Golden Pond Drive in York.
Brown said his investigators pulled over Hope on S.C. 274 in York carrying about 17 pounds of marijuana in her car.
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Upon securing the evidence, agents then found Dixon at her home, where she had just finished distributing a quarter of a pound of the pot to 49-year-old Larry Bates, according to a case report.
Brown said that when agents arrived at the house, Dixon ran back in her home, locked the door and began flushing money down her toilet. Agents seized $10,300 in total from Dixon’s home.
All of the incidents at Dixon’s home happened within a half mile of Lake Pointe Academy, a Christian college prep school, according to the report.
Hope is charged with trafficking marijuana along with her aunt. Bates, who has two prior drug convictions, is charged with possession with intent to distribute.
Brown said agents raided the same house in February 2016, where they discovered 29 pounds of marijuana.