MARION, S.C. – More than 15 individuals appeared for a bond hearing at the Marion County Courthouse Monday, following the announcement of indictments and several arrests in a State Grand Jury case affecting the Pee Dee.
The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Marion County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference to inform of the bust that took place in Marion, Florence and Horry counties.
Chief attorney Creighton Waters of the three main indictments there are 24 total arrest, 68 total counts and 125 total charges.
“This is the product of state grand jury investigation that involved the South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office, SLED, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Florence County Sheriff’s Department, Marion Police, Florence Police and the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office along with the DEA,” he said. “Essentially this is a great example of the state grand jury when it really does the best, which is proven to be the central mechanism to launch together all the state, local and federal resources