Lexington County deputies arrest man accused of possessing contraband in county facility

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Published: Oct. 2, 2023 at 1:20 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man accused of possessing contraband in a county facility.

Deputies said 29-year-old Eric Barron was arrested Sunday and charged with furnishing or possessing contraband in a county facility, possessing a firearm by a person convicted of a felony, unlawfully storing a machine gun, unlawfully transporting a machine gun, unlawfully carrying a pistol, and resisting arrest.

Barron is currently being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.

In March 2021, the attorney general’s office announced Barron was sentenced to a negotiated five years in prison in 2021.

According to a press release by the Attorney General’s Office, Barron pled guilty to trafficking meth, 10 grams or more but less than 28 grams, assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, and possession of contraband in county jail in March 2021. He also pled guilty to an additional trafficking meth charge that was prosecuted by the Solicitor’s Office.

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