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Beaufort man charged with heroin, marijuana possession in Hilton Head sting

Juan Marquis Clarke
Juan Marquis Clarke Submitted photo

A 24-year-old Beaufort man was charged with multiple drug offenses Thursday after deputies searched his Hilton Head Island hotel room, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

Deputies learned Juan Marquis Clarke was distributing drugs from Quality Inn & Suites on Museum Street, the release said. After several controlled drug purchases, deputies searched Clarke's room at about 5 p.m. and seized 3.5 grams of heroin, four grams of marijuana, two units of Xanax, and multiple prescription pills, according to the release.

Clarke was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, and another count for intent to distribute within half a mile of a school, according to court records. He also was charged with possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Deputies also served two warrants for possession of cocaine and crack cocaine, the release said.

Clarke remained Friday at the Beaufort County Detention Center, with bail set at $90,000, according to court records.