A six-month drug investigation conducted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrests of 31 people on 77 separate charges, Union County Sheriff David Taylor said on Tuesday.
Taylor said informants and undercover officers assisted with the investigation. In some cases, Taylor said property crimes helped lead investigators to suspected drug dealers.
“It was very time consuming,” Taylor said. “A lot of drug dealers are not on a time schedule and often don’t show up. It takes a lot of planning and to make these arrests.”
The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division launched Operation Grinch Tuesday with assistance of the Union Public Safety Department, Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and the S.C. Department of Probation, Pardon and Parole Services.
Those arrested in Operation Grinch included:
Carolyn Willard, 33, of 1404 Main St., Buffalo, charged with distribution of schedule II (two counts); distribution of schedule II half-mile from a school; distribution of methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine half-mile from a school. Fred Crosby, 68, of 203 Gage Ave., Union, charged with distribution of schedule II