Deputies: Over 300 fentanyl pills found during arrest in Union Co.

Romeo Tyrek Thompson
Romeo Tyrek Thompson(Union County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 8:52 AM EDT
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UNION, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Union County Sheriff’s Office said over 300 fentanyl pills were found after officials served an arrest warrant at a home in Buffalo.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies and agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement (SLED) served an arrest warrant for Romeo Tyrek Thompson along Buffalo-West Springs Highway. Upon arrival, officials found Thompson in a bedroom and arrested him.

Officials said they found a container beside the bed that contained a baggie of meth.

The sheriff’s office said they following after getting consent to search the premises:

  • 349 blue (fentanyl) pills
  • 25 grams of methamphetamine
  • .43 grams of cocaine
  • 9 buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual films 8mg/2mg

Thompson was booked on the following charges:

  • Possession of cocaine - first offense
  • Possession of other controlled substance in schedule Ito V - second offense
  • Trafficking meth greater than 10 grams
  • Trafficking fentanyl more than 28 grams

Officials mentioned trafficking charges carry a mandatory 25 years in prison for 28 grams or more.

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