May 6, 2014


FCSO Deputies Make Heroin Bust


SUBJECT:Darius Lamar Hamilton, age 26, of 315 South Fire Station Road, Hemingway, SC 29554 was arrested by Narcotics Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on May 2, 2014 and charged with Trafficking in Heroin (S.C. Code Section 44-53-370(e)(3)).  See FCSO Booking Website for additional information.


NARRATIVE: Specially Trained Narcotics Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the FCSO Pro-Active Community Enforcement Team (PACE) arrested Darius Lamar Hamilton on May 2, 2014 and charged him with Trafficking Heroin.  According to Investigators, Hamilton’s arrest was the culmination of a 3 month investigation resulting from citizen complaints of drug activity in the Bluefield area of Johnsonville, SC in Florence County.  Hamilton was arrested following a traffic stop, after which Investigators obtained a search warrant of his residence on South Fire Station Road which resulted in the discovery of a significant quantity of heroin.  Investigators estimate that the heroin seized has a street value of approximately $2000.00.  


“Heroin use is becoming a huge problem, not just in Florence County, but in many areas of our State and nation,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated.  “Our Narcotics Investigators are making heroin interdiction a priority due to the nature of this drug and its highly addictive properties. Heroin and other illicit drugs are related to a majority of our property and violent crime.”


Hamilton was released from the Florence County Detention Center on May 3, 2014 on a $5000.00 surety bond. 



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