Police charged three people from a York County maid and cleaning service with felony drug charges late Wednesday after a raid at the business southeast of Rock Hill, police said.
The alleged drug dealing happened in the Lesslie community next door to the volunteer fire department, which caused concern for the firefighters.
A drug task force team of federal, state, and local police raided the Ready-Maids business on Lesslie Highway after undercover officers with the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit made drug purchases at the business, said Marvin Brown, commander of the drug unit.
“The investigation showed they were selling drugs at and from the business,” Brown said Thursday morning.
The raid on the business included agents from the federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, State Law Enforcement Division,, York County Sheriff’s Office. Lancaster Police Department and York County drug agents.
Police seized 21 grams of methamphetamine, 121 narcotic pills including 177 that are opioids, four handguns and several cellphones, Brown said.
Brown said the drug unit got information on the business about a month ago and were able to buy pain pills from the business before the raid.
The business sits in between the Lesslie Volunteer Fire Department main station and several mobile homes. Tommy White, the Lesslie fire chief, said Thursday department officials had concerns that “something was going on” at the building next door and were made aware of the arrests.
The department has helped people outside Rock Hill in the southeastern part of York County since 1955.
Police said the owners of the cleaning business, Donna Stevenson, 56; and Virgil Stevenson, 60, both of Catawba, face felony drug charges.
Donna Stevenson was charged with trafficking in meth and heroin, and 10 other felonies including allegedly selling drugs within proximity of Lesslie Elementary School, police said. Donna Stevenson was also charged with several weapons charges, police said.
Virgil Stevenson is charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute near a school, police said.
Robert Maynard, 36, of Rock Hill, described by police as an employee of the cleaning service, was charged with possession of meth and hydrocodone, said Brown, the drug unit commander.