LCSD: Columbia man facing multiple drug trafficking charges

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department says a Columbia man was arrested Saturday, charged with multiple drug trafficking offenses. Deputies say 25-year-old Brandon Xavier White is charged with trafficking crack cocaine, trafficking meth, trafficking heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Brandon Xavier White

Brandon Xavier White
Courtesy: Lexington County Detention Center

“Patrol deputies were at an apartment on Bush River Road looking for Yul Gist, who was wanted on a charge of failure to return rental property,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “They saw drugs in plain sight while inside the apartment.”

After spotting drugs inside the apartment, deputies say they requested assistance from narcotics agents who obtained a search warrant.

“Agents found 35 grams of crack cocaine, 21 grams of meth, 11 grams of heroin, an ounce of marijuana, two guns and $601 dollars in cash,” Koon said. “White, who was inside the apartment, took ownership of all the drugs and the guns.”

Officials say White was arrested and taken to the Lexington County Detention Center. Deputies say they also arrested Gist on the property crime charge.

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