HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An estimated $10 million in black tar heroin has been seized from a home in Horry County, marking one of the area's largest heroin busts to date.
Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for the Horry County Police Department, said the mass quantity of heroin was discovered Aug. 2 at a home in the Arrowhead subdivision of Myrtle Beach.
In addition to the 8 kilograms of black tar heroin seized, agents with the Horry County Police Department's Narcotics and Vice Section removed 1.5 kilograms of powder heroin and .25 kilograms of cocaine from the home. Kegler said the powder heroin and cocaine had a street value of $2.2 million and $20,200, respectively.
Police executed the seizure as the result of a yearlong investigation of a drug trafficking organization that has been bringing large quantities of black tar heroin to the Grand Strand.
Kegler said no arrests have been made in the case. The investigation is ongoing.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency assisted Horry County Police in the operation.
Aug 11, 2010