October 6, 2017


Beginning on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 07:00 hours the 12th Operation Strike Force began with 24/7 focused enforcement on the Interstate highways in Florence and Darlington Counties by some of the best Criminal Enforcement Officers from around the state. Approximately 150 officers from 23 state, local and federal agencies participated in the Operation which ended at 00:00 hours on Friday, October 6. Over the course of the week, the Operation issued over 1505 citations or warnings, searched 231 vehicles and made 63 criminal cases including 4 felony arrests. 4 illegal weapons were seized. In addition, the Operation netted over 8.6 pounds of high grade marijuana, with an estimated street value of $8,600.00, 14 grams of methamphetamine, 5 grams cocaine with a street value of $1,000.00

7 fugitives were apprehended, 2 stolen vehicles were recovered and $253,659.00 in drug or contraband related U.S. currency was seized.

“These dedicated officers have a passion for removing drugs and contraband from the street,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated. “Operations like this allow them to network, build relationships and share best practices. We owe them all a debt of gratitude for their hard work and dedication.”

The agencies participating in this year’s Operation are as follows:

Florence County Sheriff’s Office
Darlington County Sheriff’s Office
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office
Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office
Chester County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Homeland Security
Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
Drug Enforcement Administration
Florence Police Department
Greenville County Sheriff’s Office
Hampton County Sheriff’s Office
Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Marion County Sheriff’s Office
Lake City Police Department
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office
SC Highway Patrol
SLED Aviation and Fusion Center
SC State Transport Police
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office
United States Marshals Service
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office

“Successful operations like this takes months of planning and coordination and would not be possible without the support of our dedicated officers and staff, loyal business, churches and individual sponsors, as well as the agency heads from around the State who allow their officers to participate.” Sheriff Boone stated. “We appreciate their participation in this important operation.”

Major Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.