Newberry Man Arrested After A 6-Month Long Narcotics Investigation

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The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of a Newberry man after a 6-month long investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics by the Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Cedric Lopez Wadsworth, 36, was taken into custody Tuesday morning after the execution of a search warrant at his residence on Hwy 121 toward Whitmire.

Sheriff Foster states that Investigators during their investigation, purchased illegal drugs from Wadsworth at the residence and used that information to obtain a search warrant.

Once inside the residence, Wadsworth was taken into custody without incident and upon a search of the residence, Investigators located marijuana, cocaine, money, scales, and a stolen handgun.

Wadsworth faces charges of Distribution of a Controlled Substance 1st Offense, 2 counts of Distribution of Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Simple Possession of Marijuana 2nd Offense, Possession of a Stolen Pistol, and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Domestic Violence. Wadsworth is being detained at the Newberry County Detention Center pending his appearance before a Newberry County Magistrate for Bonding.

“We are in the communities working to battle the distribution of illegal narcotics and firearms to make our community a safer place,” said Sheriff Foster. “We ask the community for their support in calling and sharing information with law enforcement to help identify violent offenders and drug dealers to protect our families and children.”

Sheriff Foster encouraged anyone with any information about violent crime, drugs, or any criminal activity to contact the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 321-2222 or contact Crimestoppers at 888-CRIMESC or you can use the Crimestoppers app. You may submit the information anonymously.