In a operation described by police as a “rolling drug house,” York County officers seized hundreds of doses of ecstasy and other drugs after charging three people with multiple felonies Thursday.
Police seized 506 doses of MDMA, known as ecstasy, a dozen doses of Xanax, more than five grams of crack cocaine, marijuana pills, a scale, a pistol and more than $1,000 in cash Thursday after a days-long investigation, police reports show.
Drug agents made the arrest Thursday after observing mobile drug sales from a rental car that Derrick Cleveland Middleton and others were in, said Marvin Brown, commander of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit.
Officers saw drug sales that were “a rolling drug house like pizza delivery,” Brown said.
Middleton, 27, of Charleston, whom police said has a past drug conviction, was charged with seven felony drug charges including trafficking of the ecstasy and selling drugs near a school. Middleton was also charged with gun possession during a violent crime.
Court records show that Middleton pleaded guilty to drug possession in York County in June after a May arrest, and also was arrested by York police for shoplifting in April. State Law Enforcement Division records show Middleton has drug convictions from Richland and Orangeburg counties.
Middleton is jailed under $64,500 bond at the York County Detention Center. Two other people in the car were also arrested.
Bond was set at $4,500 for Darius Leroy Badie, 32, of Charlotte, who faces three felony drug charges, according to police reports and jail records. Badie has two past drug convictions in North Carolina, online court records show.
William Allison Hatchell, 27, of Charlotte, is jailed under a $15,000 bond for a felony crack cocaine charge, jail records show.