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  • William Taylor (left) and Tristan Taylor
    William Taylor (left) and Tristan Taylor

Lexington County deputies seize drugs, guns, homemade bombs

Lexington County deputies seized about $30,000 worth of drugs along with explosive devices last week during an investigation into drug and gun activity.

William Taylor, 22, is charged with possession of LSD, possession of a schedule II substance, possession of Ecstasy, possession of a destructive device, 3 counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, manufacturing marijuana, trafficking marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute a schedule IV substance, according to arrest warrants.

“Based on information deputies gathered during their work on the case, they got a search warrant June 24 for a home in the 200 block of Samson Road,” Lexington County Jay Koon said. “SLED agents assisted as LSD, Xanax, 3 guns and 5 homemade bombs, among other items, were seized from the house.”

Drug manufacturing and trafficking materials were also seized, according to Koon.

“Taylor’s younger brother, Tristan, is charged with possession of a stolen pistol,” Koon said. “Deputies have linked him to the investigation into the activity on Samson Road.”

The younger Taylor had a handgun with him during a June 18 traffic stop, according to Koon. Investigators said the gun was stolen out of Lexington County.


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     PO Box 9 Lexington
     SC 29071
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     Lexington SC 29072
Phone: 803-359-7633
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