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York County drug officers seize $10K in heroin during bust

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Aton York County Sheriff’s Office

York County authorities on Tuesday seized $10,000 in heroin, the second heroin bust in less than a week.

Officers searched a home on the 800 block of Mount Gallant Road on Tuesday afternoon during a narcotics investigation, according to Marvin Brown, commander of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit.

Inside the home, officers found 67 grams of heroin, .9 grams of cocaine, 8.6 grams of marijuana, 4.5 dosage units of suboxone and $1,500 in currency, according to an incident report.

Hannah Brittany Aton, 23, and Calvin Rick Henson Jr., 39, both of Mount Gallant Road, were arrested.

Aton and Henson were charged with trafficking heroin; possession with intent to distribute heroin in proximity to a school or park; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, second offense; possession with intent to distribute cocaine in proximity to a school or park; possession of a firearm during a violent crime; possession of a controlled substance; and possession of marijuana, the report states.

Aton remained in the York County Detention Center without bond on Wednesday. Henson, who was also charged with being a habitual offender, driving under suspension and a family court bench warrant, remained jailed under $68,225 bond.

This was the second heroin bust in less than a week. Officers on Friday arrested two men during a traffic stop in Fort Mill after a pickup truck in which they were riding was seen weaving in its lane. Brown said officers found several balloons filled with black tar heroin that amounted to about 6 grams.

Authorities say heroin use is on the rise in both Carolinas.

Drug enforcement officers “over the past few months have stepped up cases involving heroin, especially in light of the overdoses involving heroin in York County and throughout the country,” Brown said.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala

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