Chapin Resident Arrested on Serious Drug Charges

In a recent development, Tarik Shiggs, a 41-year-old resident of Chapin, has been apprehended by Lexington County narcotics agents on various drug-related charges. The arrest took place last month, following the discovery of a substantial quantity of methamphetamine and fentanyl inside Shiggs’ residence.

The charges against Shiggs include trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing crack, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and possession of a weapon by a person previously convicted of trafficking a controlled substance, as per the issued arrest warrants.

The arrest unfolded when Lexington County narcotics agents, armed with a search warrant, arrived at Shiggs’ residence in the 200 block of Eagle Pointe Drive in Chapin. Acting on prior information about narcotics within the premises, the agents executed the search, leading to a significant confrontation.

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon reported, “As agents were approaching the home, Shiggs ran out the back door and threw a backpack over the fence that contained two pistols and a large amount of drugs.”

Subsequent investigations and searches within the residence revealed the gravity of the situation. Agents confiscated approximately 8 pounds of methamphetamine, 15.5 pounds of pills that tested positive as meth, over an ounce of fentanyl, marijuana, crack cocaine, equipment for crack manufacturing, three firearms, and two drones.

Tarik Shiggs was taken into custody on December 20 at the Eagle Pointe Drive residence and subsequently transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. The charges reflect the severity of the alleged offenses, and the legal proceedings will follow due course in addressing the case.

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