Smith faces drug charges

Published 12:09 am Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On Sept. 8, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Unit arrested Melissa Dawn Smith, 41, a resident of 3155 Respess Road, Pinetown.

Melissa Dawn Smith

Smith was charged with three separate counts of Level III trafficking in opium. Smith was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.

Smith’s arrest stemmed from investigators conducting an undercover controlled purchase of prescription pain medication from Smith.