Share story

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twelve people have been arrested on federal drug trafficking charges in South Carolina.

The State of Columbia reports that the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a release Thursday that the 12 people arrested Wednesday are accused of conspiring to traffic heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine. All 12 pleaded not guilty before a judge on Thursday.

The arrests follow a joint investigation by officials from several agencies.

The 12 charged are 39-year-old Glenn Quanta Pernell, 51-year-old Donald Lee Robinson, 42-year-old Antonio Debor Gowans, 40-year-old Danielle Johnnie Sarvis, 27-year-old Whitney Sad’e Pernell, 55-year-old Hattie F. Pernell, 32-year-old Fatima Flesinears Ford, 25-year-old Myra L. Dixon, 39-year-old Cynthia Jantoria Williams, 36-year-old Kevin Gerard Mullins, 52-year-old Kevin Barry Myers and 39-year-old Elijah Tyrone Davis.

Four others were named in the indictment but have yet to be arrested.

___

Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com