On 9/04/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit and the Washington Police Department arrested Jasheem Butler, 33 years of age, of 817 W. 2nd Street in Washington. Butler was charged with Trafficking in Heroin by Possession, Trafficking in Heroin by Transportation, Trafficking in Cocaine by Possession, Trafficking in Cocaine by Transportation, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Butler's arrest stemmed from Investigators with the Sheriff's Office Drug Unit and the Washington Police Department receiving complaints that Butler was suppling heroin and cocaine to the Washington area. The Sheriff's Office and Washington Police worked together and learned Butler was making trips to New York and bringing back heroin and cocaine.
Investigators conducted a traffic stop on Butler when he was coming back from New York. K-9 Bodi alerted on Butler's vehicle and a search was conducted. Investigators found approximately 220 grams of cocaine, approximately 74 grams of heroin and approximately 28 grams of marijuana. Investigators conducted a search of Butler's residence and found a digital scale and a Taurus 9mm Pistol.
The estimated street value of the cocaine is $22,000.00. The estimated street value of the heroin is $14,800.00.
Butler was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $500,000.00 secured bond.
- Sheriff Ernie Coleman
- Beaufort County Sheriff's Office