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Richland County Sheriff’s Department


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Sheriff: Community Tired of Drugs in Their Neighborhood Call the Law 

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrests of George Addison (DOB: 12/04/1980) charged with trafficking heroin over 100 grams, trafficking cocaine over 28 grams, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution of heroin, and distribution of crack cocaine; Alex Morris (DOB: 05/31/1977) charged with trafficking heroin over 100 grams, trafficking cocaine over 28 grams, possession of a stolen handgun, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit received numerous complaints from citizens about the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine from a certain residence. The Sheriff stated that the Narcotics Unit began an investigation and as a result on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 104 Haygood Road, Blythewood 29016 investigators arrested Addison and Morris. The Sheriff stated that during a search of the residence heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and two stolen handguns were recovered.      

Sheriff Leon Lott along with other Sheriff’s, Chiefs, and members of the medical field met recently to discuss ways to reduce the rising epidemic of illegal substances, heroin the main focus of discussion. The Sheriff stated that heroin is rising steadily in our community associated with deaths related to drug. The Sheriff added that we need more citizens to come forward so that we can continue to make our neighborhoods safe and reduce the fear of crime. It’s actions such this that continues to Build Unity in the Community; Addison and Morris have been transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. 

December 22, 2016

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Columbia, South Carolina 29223 
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