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Chester, Rock Hill men arrested in separate drug busts

CHESTER -- Bond was denied Saturday for a Chester man authorities say is responsible for trafficking more than 100 pounds of marijuana valued at $160,000 through Chester County since January.

Authorities on Friday charged Titus Orlando Reed, 27, of 758 A Ward Drive with distribution of marijuana, trafficking marijuana and conspiracy to traffic marijuana, said Detective Scott Thompson of Chester County Sheriff's Office.

Around 4:30 p.m., Reed was arrested on Old Mill Road with 22 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $35,000, Thompson said.

"That's a huge amount of marijuana for Chester County," Thompson said. "Taking 22 pounds of marijuana off the street at one time is pretty significant. That will have a direct impact on the availability of marijuana in our county."

Thompson said Reed is responsible for trafficking more than 100 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $160,000 over the past three months. During Friday's incident, authorities seized $5,000 and a BMW, Thompson said.

Reed remained in custody Saturday at Chester County Detention Center.

Two arrested in Rock Hill

Meanwhile, York County officials on Friday arrested two Rock Hill men on drug-related charges.

Travis Lamont Hines, 22, of 1109 Edwards St., faces multiple charges, including possession with intent to distribute marijuana, second offense; possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity to a school; possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy, second offense, and possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy within proximity to a school, according to an incident report from the York County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities also charged Darrell Jimar Pratt, 24, 1421 Flint Hill St., with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity to a school, the report states.

Around 9 p.m. Friday, the Rock Hill Police Department SWAT team and York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit found Hines and Pratt with 218 grams of marijuana and 19 Ecstasy pills, according to the report.

Officials also seized a 9mm pistol and $916 from Hines during the incident, which happened at Hines' house near Richmond Drive Elementary School, the report states.

Bond was set at $37,500 for Hines. Pratt's bond was set at $10,000, according to the sheriff's office. Both remained in custody Saturday at York County Detention Center.

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