CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. – Authorities in Chesterfield County, South Carolina are investigating several deaths in the Cheraw area that are suspected to be the result of fentanyl poisoning. The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies, is working to determine the source of the drugs involved in these fatal incidents.
Sheriff Campbo Streater issued a warning to the public, urging them not to handle or consume any substance they believe may contain fentanyl, and to immediately contact law enforcement if they come across such drugs. Streater emphasized the presence of deadly drugs in the area and urged caution to prevent further tragedies.
In response to the alarming trend, Sheriff Streater has taken proactive measures by forming a task force to collaborate with neighboring counties in investigating drug overdoses. This task force aims to track the source of the fentanyl that is entering the region and causing harm to its residents.
The Sheriff has already engaged with law enforcement officials from surrounding counties and plans to establish a task force to address the issue collectively. The collaboration with neighboring counties is vital, as drug dealers do not adhere to geographical boundaries and operate across different jurisdictions.
Concerned individuals with information regarding the deadly overdoses are encouraged to contact the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office. Information can be reported anonymously to aid the investigation into these tragic and potentially criminal incidents.
The investigation into the deaths in the Cheraw area is ongoing, and law enforcement officials are making efforts to combat the distribution of dangerous drugs. The collaboration between multiple law enforcement agencies reflects the seriousness of the situation and the commitment to ensuring the safety of the community.