Investigation into stolen caravan leads to discovery of quantity of illegal drugs

ORANGEBURG, SC (WOLO)– Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says the case that led to the theft of a trailer ended up leading investigators to a quantity of illegal drugs.

Investigators with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office were notified by a North man that his utility trailer had been posted on a social media marketplace and it was discovered stolen that afternoon.

Investigators followed the trailer to a residence on Millwood Farm Road, where they discovered the trailer was still attached to the market ad vehicle, Orangeburg deputies said.

As officers approached an outbuilding of the home, investigators said they saw a man handing a bag to another man, which was later determined to contain marijuana.

“When we stopped to check on the trailer, we found ourselves in the middle of a drug transaction,” says Sheriff Ravenell.

The man said he was just “smelling” the contents of the bag, according to the report.

Several jars of marijuana, a large bag of marijuana, several bottles of THC syrup, THC vapes, gummies, oil extracts, mushrooms, digital scales, food grade sealer and grinder, as well that other drug paraphernalia was found.

“The end result is the seizure of several types of narcotics and drug paraphernalia,” the sheriff continued.

Arrest warrants have been obtained for Roger Salley, 53, who faces charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, trafficking methamphetamine or cocaine base, criminal conspiracy and possession of a weapon firearms or ammunition by a convicted felon.

And Micky Robinson, 58, of Sumter, is charged with simple possession of marijuana.

“We seized over 6,100 grams of marijuana that will not be distributed on the streets,” the Orangeburg County Sheriff said.