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Rock Hill drug suspect out on NC bond caught with guns, heroin and meth, police say

Consequences for drug-related arrests in South Carolina

Dozens of people are charged with drug-related charges each month in Horry County. Here are the consequences if you are caught with drugs in South Carolina.
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Dozens of people are charged with drug-related charges each month in Horry County. Here are the consequences if you are caught with drugs in South Carolina.

A Rock Hill man free on bond in North Carolina drug charges was arrested in York County when law enforcement officers found two guns and heroin and meth, police said.

Jeffrey Ronald Evans, 46, is charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.,and several other offenses, according to police and York County jail records.

Evans was booked late Friday after members of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit stopped him for a traffic offense near the Newport Walmart, said Marvin Brown, commander of the drug unit.

A K-9 dog was brought to the scene, police said in an incident report. Investigators then searched the car and found two semi-automatic handguns and about five grams of meth, police said.

Evans was taken to the Rock Hill Police Department where, during a search of him and his clothing, police found that Evans had hidden trafficking amounts of narcotics in his clothes, police said.

“The suspect was found to have meth and heroin stashed in his pants,” said Brown, the drug unit commander.

A total of about 16 grams of meth and eight grams of heroin was seized, police said. Evans also had crack cocaine and powder cocaine in his pants, officers said.

Police then found that Evans was wanted by multiple agencies, according to Brown and a police incident report. Evans is being held on failure to appear in court warrants in South Carolina from the Rock Hill Police Department and the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. In 2009 Evans was sentenced to 10 years in prison for felony drug charges, according to South Carolina court records.

In May of 2018, Evans was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police at a motel near the North Carolina state line on felony heroin charges that remain pending, court records show. Evans was released on a $25,000 bond on those North Carolina charges after his May arrest.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.

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