Police seize heroin, cocaine, meth, guns from Nichols man

Grand Strand Crime

Richard Donald Rouse (Courtesy: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

NICHOLS, S.C. (WBTW) — A Nichols man was arrested after a drug investigation by the Horry County Police Department.

Richard Donald Rouse, 37, of Nichols, was arrested April 29 after HCPD Narcotics and Vice, Street Crimes, and SWAT personnel served a search warrant on Sand Plant Road near Nichols, HCPD said.

HCPD seized the following:

  • Heroin: 4.32 grams
  • Cocaine: 35.97 grams
  • Meth: 15.2 grams
  • Crack cocaine: 30.17 grams
  • Marijuana: 103.83 grams
  • .38 caliber Derringer
  • Benelli 20 gauge shotgun stolen out of Charleston County
  • Stevens 12 gauge shotgun
  • $2,406 in US currency

Rouse is charged with trafficking heroin, cocaine, meth, and cocaine base, plus distribution of cocaine and illegal possession of a gun.

Rouse was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention center and released to home detention on $75,000 bond, according to booking records.


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