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Two Williamsburg County men arrested for drug conspiracy

Two Williamsburg County men arrested for drug conspiracy

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HEMINGWAY, S.C. – Two Williamsburg County men have been arrested following their indictment by a federal grand jury.

Narcotics Investigators from the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office and SLED arrested Joseph Durant, 43, of 44 Swan Lane, Hemingway for a federal indictment concerning drug conspiracy on Aug. 24.

According to investigators, Durant was in possession of two handguns and items commonly used to distribute drugs. There was $1,695 in U.S. currency discovered at the scene, according to a news release from the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office.

On Aug. 30, Archie Lee McCullough Jr., 33, of 9145 Thurgood Marshall Highway in Andrews was arrested for a federal indictment concerning drug conspiracy.

According to investigators, McCullough was in possession of a large quantity of heroin at the time of his arrest. The news release said a search warrant was obtained for McCullough’s residence, and investigators discovered one kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, approximately half a kilogram of heroin, one handgun and a money counter at the scene.

Both arrests were part of a yearlong investigation into illegal drug activity conducted by the FBI Violent Crime Task Force which includes agents with the FBI, Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators, Florence County Sheriff’s Office and SLED.

Both subjects will remain in federal custody until a bond is set by a federal magistrate, according to the release.

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