Joint investigation in Anderson leads to large drug bust

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office, along with Homeland Security and the Anderson Police Department, announced a joint investigation into drug trafficking led to an arrest - and the seizure of a large amount of illegal drugs. 

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) The Anderson County Sheriff's Office, along with Homeland Security and the Anderson Police Department, announced that a joint investigation into drug trafficking led to an arrest - and the seizure of a large amount of illegal drugs. 

According to deputies, the investigation concluded on September 10 with the arrest of James C. Rowland. Investigators say he was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and heroin after they located a total of 21 lbs. of meth and nearly 5 lbs. of heroin. 

Deputies say the drugs were found in separate locations, with 12 lbs. of the meth being discovered in the county's jurisdiction while the rest was seized within city limits. 

The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says it extends its "great thanks for both the Anderson City Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations for their hard work and dedication to making the Anderson area a safer place."

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