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Two charged with trafficking marijuana near Walterboro



Patrick John Williams ARRESTEE PROFILE

Approximately 160 ounces of marijuana were taken off of local streets after a joint operation conducted by law enforcement officials.

 On July 30, members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Walterboro Public Safety’s Joint Drug Crimes Unit (J.C.D.U.) arrested two suspects, identified as Nayvone Smith, and Patrick Williams, for Trafficking Marijuana. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Walterboro Department of Public Safety conducted an investigation in which the suspects were reportedly utilizing a commercial parcel delivery company to transport approximately ten pounds of marijuana to a residence on Dandridge Road near Walterboro. The commercial parcel delivery company was not suspected of knowingly participating in the narcotics violations.  Both suspects were incarcerated in the Colleton County Detention Center.

The Colletonian staff went to the priceofweed.com website, and found that the price of high quality marijuana in South Carolina is about $418 per-ounce. Medium quality weed goes for close to $195 per ounce. So the street value of 10 pounds of high quality stuff would be $66,800.The street value of 10 pounds of medium quality marijuana would be $31,200.