20-year-old charged with trafficking fentanyl, caught by Lexington County narcotics agents

A Columbia man is accused of trafficking fentanyl after his arrest Monday near Interstate 20. Jakob Regan Dator, 20, is charged with trafficking fentanyl, 28 grams or more, according to an arrest warrant. “Lexington County narcotics agents stopped Dator Monday on the I-20 on-ramp at Sunset Boulevard,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Agents found […]


Lexington County traffic stop leads to arrest on drug and weapons charges

A Columbia man was arrested for drug and weapon offenses after a traffic stop on River Road early Monday morning. Robert Joseph Helrigel Jr., 39, is charged with trafficking meth, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a schedule I through V narcotic, unlawful carry, and possession of […]


Man sentenced for fentanyl, meth and heroin offenses in Lexington County

From the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office – Michael Jason Harwell, age 40, pled guilty Tuesday in Lexington County General Sessions Court to Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession of Heroin, all second offenses. Circuit Court Judge Debra R. McCaslin sentenced Harwell to 25 years suspended to service of […]