A narcotics drug sweep in downtown Charleston last week netted 10 people on drugs and weapons charges.
Police confiscated 186 grams of marijuana, 16.9 grams of cocaine base, 6 grams of cocaine, $1,788 in cash and a stolen handgun, Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said.
The most serious offender was Harvey Wiggins, 23, of Adams Run. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within close proximity of a school, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, distribution of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance within close proximity of a school, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen handgun.
Wiggins was being held in the Charleston County jail on bail totaling more than $500,000.
The Special Investigations Unit and Team 1 made the arrests Thursday and Friday on Coming Street, Magazine Street, Congress and Carondolet streets, Congress and Benson streets, Moultrie and North Tracy streets, Dingle and Congress streets, King and Huger streets, Moultrie and Dewey streets, and Conroy and Meeting streets, Francis said.
Eugene Robinson, 38, of North Charleston was charged with distribution of a controlled substance and distribution of a controlled substance within close proximity of a school.
Marquis Evans, 30, of Mount Pleasant was charged with trafficking cocaine base.
Thomas Bell, 58, of King Street; Cary Brisbane, 51, of Archer Road on Wadmalaw Island; Thomas Brizard, 36, of Moultrie Street; Christopher Johnson, 48, of King Street; Andrea Smith, 51, of Line Street; Michael Waters, 45, of Congress Street; and Sarah Louise Williams, 50, of Oswego Street were all charged with possession of cocaine base.
All were booked into the Charleston County jail and released on bail, according to jail records.
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