"Edgefield County as it Happens"


Crime Blotter
Country Cooking
Wandering Minds
On The Record
Church Listings

Featured Columns
Pastor Howle
Editor's Column

Below Ad not linked

Registered Sex Offenders for Edgefield County

Contact us
Contact Info
803-634-0964 day
803-279-5041 eve
803-279-8943 fax

Mail to
PO Box 972
Edgefield SC

Archived Columns
Carl Langley
Wise Tech Tips
Dr. Skip Myers
School System
EC District Office
School Board
Strom Thurmond

Charter Schools
Fox Creek

Private Schools

Wardlaw Academy

Public Offices
Edgefield County

State and Federal Legislative Contacts

Local Political Parties
Republican Party
Democrat Party
Rep Women of EC

Chamber of Commerce
Edgefield County Chamber


Edgefield Genealogical

News links    
The Citizen News
The Jail Report
Aiken Standard

North Augusta Star
The State
Augusta Chronicle
Atlanta  Journal
United Press
Associated Press
FOX News
CNS News
WorldNet Daily
Drudge Report
New York Times
New York Post
Los Angeles Times
Washington Times
Washington Post

Traffic Stop Leads to Two Drug Arrests

web posted April 18, 2014

EDGEFIELD An Edgefield County Sheriff's Deputy on routine patrol on Highway 25 north of Edgefield when he spotted a Dodge truck with a non-working tag light. The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the Bypass in Edgefield at Rosa Hill Street to inform the driver of the infraction. However, when he approached the vehicle the driver and passenger began acting very nervous and a nearby K-9 unit was called to assist in the traffic stop.

The deputy asked the driver, 61-year-old Charlie Hartley, and the passenger 35-year-old Mack Mandell Surry to step out of the vehicle. According to an incident report, both continued to exhibit very nervous behavior. Mack, was taken into investigative custody and when a pat-down for weapons was attempted he continually tried to stick his boot under the patrol car. Fearing he had a weapon, he was asked to remove his boots.

When he did deputies discovered a "quantity" of white rock substance believed to be crack cocaine in a baggie in the boot. At that time he was placed under arrest.

Hartley agreed to allow deputies to search the truck, in which nothing was found. However, a pat-down found a baggie in his shirt pocket that also contained suspected crack cocaine. A flashlight found, when opened, contained a pipe believed to be used to smoke crack.

Narcotics investigators were also called to the scene.

Hartley and Mack were both transported to the Detention Center and booked on manufacture / distribution / possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute charges. All of the drugs were turned over to the narcotics investigators for testing. Hartley's truck was then towed from the scene.

The case remains under investigation.


For all past articles please visit our Archives

Copyright 2014 - All material is property of Edgefield Daily and/or parent company ECL and cannot be reproduced, rewritten or redistributed without expressed written permission.