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Deputies seize drugs, guns, homemade bombs

Lexington, S.C. – 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, three counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, manufacturing marijuana, trafficking marijuana, 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, three guns and five 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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