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Four Arrested in Sumter County Drug Investigation

3:07 PM, Nov 24, 2010   |    comments
Covell McKnight
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Sumter County, SC (WLTX) -- Officers with the Sumter County Drug Unit arrested four people this week in a drug enforcement operation in the county.

On Monday and Tuesday, officers arrested 51-year-old Harrison Mayrant of Rembert, 35-year-old Covell McKnight of Mayesville, 37-year-old Kenneth Roberts of Sumter, and 26-year-old Quintrico Steans of Sumter.

McKnight and Steans were each charged with two counts of distribution of crack cocaine and two counts of distribution of crack cocaine within a half mile of a school. McKnight was charged with additional count of each of those charges.

Mayrant was charged with his second offense of manufacturing crack cocaine, second offense of possession of marijuana and second offense of possession of cocaine.

Roberts was charged with distribution of marijuana and distribution of marijuana within a half mile of a park.

Each person was arrested as part of "Operation Fowl Play" that began on Nov. 18., and they are each being detained at the Sumter Lee Detention Center.

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