November 26, 2013
FCSO DRUG BUST NETS DRUGS, WEAPONS, EQUIPMENT
SUSPECT:Azell Burrell Gee, age 37, of 3527 Savannah Grove Road, Effingham, SC 29501 was arrested by Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on November 25, 2013 and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine (S.C. Code Section 44-53- 370(e)(2)). See FCSO Booking Website for additional details.
NARRATIVE:Specially Trained Narcotics Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 3527 Savannah Grove Road near Effingham, SC on November 25, 2013 and arrested Azell Burrell Gee and charged him with Trafficking in Cocaine. The search warrant netted approximately 35 grams of powder cocaine, one 223 caliber assault style rifle, a handgun and multiple magazines with ammunition. In addition, Investigators seized scales used in the distribution of the cocaine, a 12 ton bearing press and steel plates used to press the cocaine powder into bricks and a quantity of inositol powder (baby laxative) commonly used by drug traffickers to adulterate the cocaine prior to sale and distribution so as to maximize profit. According to Investigators, this arrest was the culmination of a 3 month investigation into illegal drug activity in the area.
Gee was released from the Florence County Detention Center earlier today on a $20,000.00 surety bond.
Captain Michael M. Nunn