2 arrested on heroin charge after mom calls York County deputies


Two suspects were arrested and charged Thursday with possession of heroin after police discovered needles in a car they were driving, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report.

Tony Sanders, 19, of York and Shelby White, 20, of Fort Mill were both arrested Thursday after deputies say they found “approximately 5 to 7” needles, including one containing fluid, in a white 2008 Ford Ranger that belonged to Sanders’ mother.

Sanders’ mother contacted the York County Sheriff’s Office after seeing his arm.

Deputies spoke with both Sanders and White in a traffic stop, and Sanders showed an officer his right arm, which had a red dot that resembled a bee sting near the crease of his elbow.

White told officers she used heroin in the past, but not recently. After deputies obtained permission to search the vehicle, they reportedly found needles in White’s purse and book bag. An officer found a spoon with white residue and burned marks underneath the driver’s side floor mat.

Sanders then admitted to injecting heroin, the report states, and emergency medical services were called “out of an abundance of caution.” Sanders was transported to Piedmont Medical Center and White was transported to Moss Justice Center.

The vehicle was turned over to Sanders’ mother, according to the report, and officers served warrants on both suspects for possession of heroin.

Sanders remains in jail at the York County Detention Center on a $2,500 bond.

David Thackham: 803-329-4066, @dthackham