Woman charged following drug bust in Wagener, South Carolina

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WAGENER, S.C. (WJBF) – A Wagener, South Carolina woman is facing charges following a drug bust by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

Deandrea Denice Sampson (Ginyard), 32, is charged with possession of weapon during a violent crime, trafficking cocaine, trafficking in methamphetamine, unlawful neglect of child, and violation drug distribution law. 

The arrest comes on the heels of a search warrant at 118 Washington Road in Wagener. Investigators found a quantity of marijuana, crack cocaine, controlled prescription medication, and two handguns, according to officials. 

“We are so grateful that citizens of Wagener shared vital information on locations of illegal drug sales that began this investigation. Long term investigations, like this one, pay off when weapons and drugs are seized along with resulting arrest,” Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt said. 

You’re asked to report illegal criminal activity to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. 

You can also provide information anonymous through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a crime. 

“This is considered to be an ongoing investigation. As information becomes available, it will be released,” authorities added.

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