Lexington County narcotics agents arrested a Columbia man they encountered Saturday while arresting another man on an unrelated charge.
Brandon Xavier White, 25, is charged with trafficking crack cocaine, trafficking meth, trafficking heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants.
“Patrol deputies were at an apartment on Bush River Road looking for Yul Gist, who was wanted on a charge of failure to return rental property,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “They saw drugs in plain sight while inside the apartment.”
The deputies requested the assistance of narcotics agents, who secured a search warrant for the apartment, according to Koon.
“Agents found 35 grams of crack cocaine, 21 grams of meth, 11 grams of heroin, an ounce of marijuana, two guns and $601 dollars in cash,” Koon said. “White, who was inside the apartment, took ownership of all the drugs and the guns.”
Deputies arrested White and transported him to the Lexington County Detention Center. Gist was arrested at the same time on the property crime charge.