St. Helena man charged with drug trafficking

mmcnab@beaufortgazette.comMay 10, 2013 

Frank Jason Major

A St. Helena Island man was charged with two counts of drug trafficking Friday after a search of his home yielded cocaine, marijuana and guns, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Frank Jason Major, 40, was arrested on charges of crack-cocaine trafficking, cocaine trafficking, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Investigators searched Major's home on Simmons Road at 4:30 a.m. Friday, finding 36 grams of crack, 27 grams of powder cocaine, 66 grams of marijuana, one shotgun, three rifles and six handguns, according to a news release.

Investigators began surveillance on Major's home after getting a tip, the release said. After watching the house and making controlled drug buys, the Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant.

A vacant home on Kinfolk Lane also was searched and drug paraphernalia turned up there, the release said. Investigators also searched woods along Simmons Road, but the release did not say whether they found any additional items.

Other suspects are being investigated, and Major may face more charges, according to the release.

As of Friday evening, he was being held for prosecution at the Beaufort County Detention Center, according to the jail log.

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