5 arrested on drug charges in Beaufort

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Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office investigators and SWAT team members, assisted by Beaufort police officers and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, executed a search warrant on Friday, April 5 at 1906 Baggett Street in Beaufort, arresting five people on drug-related charges.

  • Tyreesh White, 41, was charged with two counts of sale and distribution of heroin, two counts of sale and distribution of heroin with ½ mile of a park/school, two counts of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine within ½ mile of a park/school, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine within ½ mile of a park/school and possession with the intent to distribute a schedule IV controlled substance. 
  • Travis Ondeck, 31, was charged with sale and distribution of heroin, sale and distribution of heroin with ½ mile of a park/school, possession of a stolen handgun, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine within ½ mile of a park/school, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine within ½ mile of a park/school. 
  • Kameron Gentile, 19, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine within ½ mile of a park/school, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine within ½ mile of a park/school. 
  • In addition, Gentile was wanted by the Mount Pleasant Police Department on a drug charges. 
  • James Brown, 43, was charged with possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine within ½ mile of a park/school, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine within ½ mile of a park/school 
  • Heather Simmons, 30, was charged with possession of crack cocaine. 

The five subjects were transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated without incident.

During Friday’s search, investigators recovered a handgun that had been reported stolen in Jasper County, a pickup truck that had been reported stolen out of North Augusta, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine (MDMA) pills, xanax pills, suspected heroin and marijuana, as well as pills and powdered substances that have yet to be identified.

The drugs seized during the search warrant will be subjected to chemical analysis at the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Laboratory. Additional criminal charges may result from those analyses.

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