Daryl Quarles

Daryl Lamar Quarles (Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office / July 28, 2021)

GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina)- The Office of Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo says that a man known for pushing "blue pills" that were laced with heroin and fentanyl was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple drug related charges. 

The solicitor says that 40-year-old Daryl Lamar Quarles' charges stem from a 2021 incident when customers at a Waffle House near the Greenwood Mall reported drug activity in the parking lot. When police arrived, they found Quarles in a vehicle in the parking lot with several hundred laced blue bills in his pocket, which lead to his arrest, according to Stumbo.

Quarles also led police on a chase in January of 2020 after officers spotted his car and tried to make contact near Uptown Greenwood, according to a release. 

After the chase, police found about 350 blue pills that were laced with heroin and fentanyl, as well as 12 grams of meth, small amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine, the solicitor confirmed. 

Stumbo released a statement on Quarles' sentencing:

“These ‘blue pills’ that have been pressed on the street are killing people and have become a major problem, particularly in Greenwood County. The people of our communities have grown weary of the many overdose deaths caused by these blue pills and my office will continue to use every tool available under the law to get these killers off of our streets.”

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