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Authorities arrest ten on federal drug charges in Florence Co.

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Authorities have arrested ten men on federal drug charges in Florence County.

Demetris Leon Ham, 31, Levester Tyyon Woods, 22, Antwan Lorenzo Woods, 20, Jyquan Antonio Woods, 19, Tyquan J. Johnson, 22, Caryone Corry McDonald, 27, Charles Ray Thomas, II, 23, Demetrius Lashawn Capers, 23, Willie Donnell Burrell, 32, all of Florence, and Randolph Rashad Leak, 30, of Effingham, are in custody on federal drug charges.

Investigators say they belong to a Florence street gang known as the West Marion Up Top Soldiers.

In addition to the federal drug charges, Levester and Antwan Woods are also accused of firing at a Florence home in March, and Levester and Jyquan Woods face charges of possessing a firearm.

Tyquan Johnson is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in connection with threatening two Florence juveniles.

A magistrate has ordered that eight of the men be held, and two others will be in court Thursday afternoon.

Posted by Bryce Mursch

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