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Published:  September 3, 2014
Courtesy:  The Herald Leader
 
Drug bust nets over $9,000
 
On August 22, at approximately 3:48 p.m., agents with the Ben Hill County Sheriff's Department arrested Antonio Q. Spears, 25, of 828 Wickham Lane, Columbia, South Carolina for one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. During a routine traffic stop on Hwy 319 North, Spears was found to be in possession of the narcotics with the intentions to distribute them. During a search of Spears vehicle, Agents also recovered $9,423 in cash from his vehicle and his persons. Major Hines Taylor, Commander of the BHSO Drug Enforcement Division stated the Sheriff's Department has seized these funds at this time with the intentions of filing for forfeiture proceedings due to the evidence indicating the currency wasobtained in illegal narcotics activity.