Man arrested after drug seizure at Georgetown hotel

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) – In a joint narcotics investigation, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgetown Police Department arrested a man on Wednesday for drug trafficking.

Darrell Hazel Jr., 31, has been charged with heroin trafficking, cocaine trafficking, crack cocaine trafficking and possession of Schedule 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 narcotics.

According to police, the following items were seized from the Econo Lodge on Church Street:

  • Crack cocaine – 35.42 grams
  • Heroin – 103.94 grams
  • Cocaine – 14.59 grams
  • MDMA (ecstasy or molly), Oxycodone and Adderall’s – 286 pills
Drug police say they seized as part of the investigation.(Georgetown Police Department)

The investigation began when law enforcement received a tip about drug-related activity. Officers then observed the suspect at the Budget Inn and the Econo Lodge.

A search of the suspect’s bedroom was carried out after consent to the search was given, according to an incident report.

Hazel Jr. is being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

Both the sheriff’s office and the police department thanked the public for their assistance in the investigation. If anyone has information about suspected drug or criminal activity, we encourage you to call the police department at 843-545-4300 or the sheriff’s office at 843-546-5102.

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