Crime

Rock Hill man charged with trafficking crack cocaine near school

Staff reports

Michael Jerome Brice
Michael Jerome Brice York County Sheriff’s Office

A 33-year-old Rock Hill man has been charged with trafficking crack cocaine and other drug offenses after authorities say he sold the drug at his home, according to a news release from the county’s drug unit.

Michael Jerome Brice was arrested at 5 p.m. following an undercover investigation by the drug unit, according to the news release. After the arrest, a search at Brice’s residence on Friendship Drive uncovered 15.3 grams of crack, four sets of digital scales, packaging materials, and two Glock pistols.

The total amount of crack recovered was 30 grams with a street value of $3,000, according to the release.

The residence is within a half mile of Finley Road Elementary School.

Brice was charged with trafficking crack cocaine, second offense; two counts of distribution of crack, third offense; two counts of distribution of crack within a half mile of a school; possession with intent to distribute crack within a half mile of a school; possession of a firearm after being convicted of a violent crime; possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

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