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Deputies Arrest Violent Felon with Guns, Drugs
Sheriff Chavis

Deputies Arrest Violent Felon with Guns, Drugs

By
Sheriff Tony Chavis
February 5, 2020

FLORENCE, S.C. – Sheriff Tony Chavis has announced the arrest of three by the Drug Enforcement Unit, including a convicted violent felon, following a Tuesday morning search of a residence on Candy Ln. in the Florence area of Darlington County.  Investigators were assisted by Deputies assigned to the Special Incident Response Team. 

“Investigators located approximately 40 grams of methamphetamine, 6 grams of crack, a gram of heroin, two rifles and ammunition,” stated Sheriff Tony Chavis. “Once again, my Deputies did an excellent investigation to get these drugs off the streets and guns out of the wrong hands.”

Investigators arrested Tony Christopher Truett, 44, of Darlington, Keat Shaun Wingate, 43, of Darlington, and Keri Anne Gainey, 44, of Florence.  Truett is charged with three counts of convicted violent felon in possession of a firearm, distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of heroin, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute heroin.  Wingate is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack, third offense.  Gainey is charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute heroin.  All three remain in custody at the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.  

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