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A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a Chester County supervisor for allegedly using governement cars to run a methamphetamine trafficking operation.

Chester County SC top elected official charged for drugs | Rock Hill Herald
Kenneth Shane Stuart Chester County Supervisor

Documents unsealed Thursday charged Chester County Supervisor Kenneth Shane Stuart with meth trafficking, criminal conspiracy, misconduct in office and two counts of meth distribution. Others were also linked and charged to this operation.

Alan Wilson, the South Carolina Attorney General’s office stated that Stuart also conspired to steal catalytic converters from county owned vehicles.

Stuart, 47, has served as supervisor since 2015 and was re-elected in 2018. Jail records show that Stuart was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia this week.

If found guilty Stuart could face prison time for trafficking and public corruption charges.

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