Beaufort News

Port Royal raid nets counterfeit merchandise

The Port Royal Police Department and investigators from S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond's office raided a business Friday and seized $100,000 in cash, equipment and counterfeit merchandise, according to a news release.

Investigators found that the owners of Big Lou's Entertainment and Styles on Ribaut Road were selling counterfeit Nike shoes, Gucci, Coach, Louis Vuitton and Timberland products and pirated CDs and DVDs, the release said.

Officers seized the merchandise and charged the owners each with two counts of illegal sale and distribution of recordings and one count of sale and distribution of counterfeit items.