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St. Helena man arrested on multiple illegal drug and firearm charges

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, following a months-long investigation into sales of illegal drugs on St. Helena Island, Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 48-year-old Andrew Graham on multiple drug and firearm charges.

Case History

Over the past few months, Sheriff’s Office investigators followed up on information that 48-year-old Andrew Graham of St. Helena Island was selling illegal drugs.

During their inquiry, investigators established probable cause to obtain warrants for Graham’s arrest for Sale and Distribution of a Schedule II Narcotic and to search his Dugout Ln., St. Helena home for illegal drugs.

Graham’s Arrest

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, investigators conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Graham and took him into custody on the previously obtained arrest warrant.

Following his arrest, investigators served the search warrant at Graham’s home.

Illegal Drugs/Firearm Seized

Inside Graham’s home, investigators located and seized substantial amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine, a schedule II narcotic and marijuana, as well as a handgun.

Additional Criminal Charges on Graham

For the illegal drugs and the handgun found in his home, Graham was charged with Trafficking Cocaine, Trafficking Crack Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule II Narcotic, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by a Violent Felon and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Graham was taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated; he has yet to receive a bond hearing for the seven charges.