Drugs, guns seized during Loris area arrests

By DEUCE NIVEN

tribdeuce@tabor-loris.com

     Drug trafficking and weapon charges were leveled against three men, a fourth arrested on an outstanding attempted murder warrant, as Horry County and federal agents executed a search warrant on Cedar Branch Road near Loris on Wednesday, the Horry County Police Department announced Friday.

     Heroin, cocaine, marijuana and a small cache of weapons were seized.

     Horry County Police and the U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitives Task Force were in the neighborhood to arrested a wanted person when they found guns and drugs in plain view, the news release from HCPD spokeswoman Mikayla Moskov said.

     Those arrested and the charges against them were:

  • Alfredo Gore, 41, trafficking heroin, distribution of cocaine, distribution of cocaine base, possession of a weapon during a violent offense, and domestic violence.
  • Ja’Mari Francois, 21, address shown as USA, trafficking heroin, distribution of cocaine base, possession of a weapon during a violent offense.
  • Tyruss Hemingway, 18, of Loris, trafficking heroin, distribution of cocaine base, possession of a weapon during a violent offense.
  • Eric Rashad Squires, 28, of Loris, attempted murder.

Drugs and guns seized on Cedar Branch Road (HCPD photo)

     Three of the four men were jailed at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center near Loris without bond. Bail for Squires on the attempted murder charge was shown at $25,000.

     Gore’s domestic violence charge was related to a Sept. 29 incident with a woman at his Cedar Branch Road home, an HCPD report said.

     Squires’ attempted murder charge was related to a Sept. 18 incident that took place at a home on Hwy 746 near Loris where he was accused of firing shots during an argument with a man, a report said. Squire’s home is shown on Cedar Branch Road.

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