Crime

Meth, ecstasy, Oxyco seized, arrests made in York County police checkpoint

Photos courtesy of the 16th Circuit, York County division of the S.C. Law Enforcement Network. Officers from the network seized drugs and weapons during patrols and a checkpoint Friday and Saturday.
Photos courtesy of the 16th Circuit, York County division of the S.C. Law Enforcement Network. Officers from the network seized drugs and weapons during patrols and a checkpoint Friday and Saturday. Contributed photo

Police seized more than 140 grams of meth, ecstasy, Oxycodone and other drugs in a police checkpoint in the City of York involving several York County agencies, York Police Chief Andy Robinson said.

Police also recovered illegal weapons, Robinson said.

“Officers were able to get these dangerous drugs off the street,” Robinson said. “These are the kinds of efforts that make all our communities safer.”

The checkpoint ran from late Friday into early Saturday on S.C. 161, near the intersection of Alexander Love Highway, police said.

Police traffic units from Rock Hill, York County, the S.C. Highway Patrol, Winthrop University, Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Clover assisted York Police Department officers, said Robinson and York Police Department Cpl. David Dover.

Officers also made four DUI arrests, Robinson said.

The traffic units are part of the S.C. Law Enforcement Network that targets impaired drivers, Robinson said. York County holds a checkpoint monthly in a different jurisdiction, Dover said.

Police conducted a “saturation patrol” inside the city of York Friday from around 7 to 10 p.m., Dover said. Officers then held a checkpoint on the highway through the earl;y hours of Saturday morning, Dover said.

Several arrests were made on drug charges, but incident reports and arrest data from the checkpoint were not available Monday.

Andrew Dys: 803-329-4065, @AndrewDysHerald
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