Moonshine bust nets Blythewood man

WINNSBORO – While conducting a lawful search warrant at about 6 p.m., May 8, at a residence on West College Street in Winnsboro, officers from the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety and the Chester County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, encountered numerous subjects in the front yard of the residence and discovered 25 mason jars of liquid believed to be moonshine inside the house, the incident report states. It was also reported that officers found substances believed to be cocaine and marijuana in a vehicle on the property registered to Derrick Jones, 41, of Blythewood.


Upon the officers’ arrival, one of the subjects, Donald Glenn, Jr. who, it turned out, is on federal probation/supervision for a previous arrest, immediately bolted from the location, but was captured in the next block, detained, handcuffed and taken back to the residence.

All the other subjects were also handcuffed and secured by perimeter units in the front yard. A search team along with a K-9 officer reportedly entered the residence where the K-9 made several narcotic alerts.

Outside the residence, Jones, who had been seated at a picnic table, still handcuffed and under legal confinement, also bolted from the property, the report states. While officers were unable to catch or locate Jones, he contacted officers about 11:30 that evening and made arrangements to turn himself in.

Jones was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine over 10 grams and common law escape and transported to the Fairfield County Detention Center. Jones was released on $25,000 bond for drug trafficking and $5,000 bond for escape. According to the report, Glenn was turned over to federal authorities.

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