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Drugs, guns & money seized, Loris man jailed

Ernest Lashawn Jordan


     A drug trafficking investigation dating back to at least October landed a Loris man in jail Wednesday morning, charged with two counts of trafficking in meth or cocaine base.

     More than $46,000 was seized as part of the investigation, Horry County Police Department spokeswoman Krystal Dotson said in a news release.

     Ernest Lashawn Jordan, 36, of Church Street in Loris was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center near Conway after 9 a.m. Wednesday, with warrants obtained following a search of his home Monday, Dotson said.

     HCPD Narcotics and Vice Unit officers executed the warrant at 2991 Church Street with assistance of US Marshals, HCPD SWAT, Loris Police Department, 15th Judicial Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit, and the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), Dotson said.

     Investigators have seized $46,180 in cash, two long guns, a pistol, and 339 grams of marijuana, Dotson said.

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