Agents with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit seized more than 20 pounds of marijuana after four people were arrested in the Calabash area on Wednesday.
While the suspects were arrested separately, each arrest was the result of the same investigation sparked by community tips and complaints, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax.
Courtney Beckford, 32, and Theresa Beckford, 32, were arrested after detectives searched their home on Sandy Court in Calabash at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Flax said.
Drug agents seized more than 5.5 pounds of marijuana with a street value estimated at $13,000 as well as more than $15,000 in cash, Flax said.
Both Beckfords were charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling house used for keeping and selling marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Courtney Beckford was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $50,000 bond. Theresa Beckford was booked at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office under a $30,000 bond.
Detectives also arrested 37-year-old Tameka Funderburk Morgan and 30-year-old Glen Roy Doyley on marijuana charges after two separate traffic stops in Calabash between 6:45 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to Flax.
Morgan was pulled over at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Thomasboro Road, Flax said. Doyley was arrested in a separate vehicle stop on U.S. 17 near Crow Creek.
Detectives seized more than 18 pounds of marijuana–a street value of $50,000–as a result of these two arrests, Flax said.
Morgan, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana, conspiring to traffic marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. She was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond.
Doyley, of Loris, South Carolina, was charged with conspiring to traffic in marijuana. He was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond.
“Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram wishes to once again thank those who continue to report drug activity and other illegal or suspicious activity in their communities, and encourages others to do the same,” Flax said.
Christina Haley is a crime and courts reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.