Washington man arrested on drug charges

Published 1:46 pm Thursday, September 23, 2021

A Washington man was arrested Sept. 10 on several drug charges, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

James Speight, 36, was charged with trafficking in cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest stemmed from undercover investigators purchasing cocaine from Speight and executing a search warrant on his residence.

Investigators found 48 grams of a mixture of powder cocaine and crack cocaine, marijuana, digital scales and packaging material used to package crack cocaine and powder cocaine.

Speight was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.