Georgetown Police Arrest Pair On Drug Charges

Georgetown -A foot patrol by Georgetown Police has led to the arrest of two individuals after they were found to be in possession of drugs, according to Public Information Officer Detective Joey Melvin.

Brandon Horsey
Brandon Horsey

Melvin said the incident occurred yesterday, Thursday, February 9, 2017 as Georgetown Police conducted a foot patrol inside the Georgetown Wal Mart. Officers witnessed a subject drop a clear plastic bag on the floor and when they began to approach the subject he quickly walked away, according to Melvin.

Georgetown Police located the bag and viewed a white substance inside the bag which appeared to be crack cocaine. A subsequent test of the white substance resulted in a positive for cocaine, said Melvin.

Melving said that Georgetown Police learned that the subject who dropped the bag, left the store in a late model Ford Escape. Georgetown Police successfully located the Ford Escape traveling north on Route 113 and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver of the vehicle, 31 year-old Brandon Horsey of Bridgeville, was positively identified as the suspect the officers encountered in Wal Mart, according to Melvin.

Lori McDowell
Lori McDowell

Horsey was taken into custody without incident and found to be in possession of .6 grams of marijuana, said Melvin. A passenger of the vehicle, 41-year-old Lori McDowell of Greenwood, was found to be in possession of 3.7 grams of crack cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia, according to  Detective Melvin.

Brandon Horsey was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. Horsey was also issued a citation for driving while suspended/revoked. Horsey was arraigned and released on unsecured bond.

Lori McDowell was arrested for possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. McDowell was arraigned and released on unsecured bond.

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