Final defendant in Lee County sheriff drug ring offered plea - WIS News 10 - Columbia, South Carolina |: "...(Christopher Anthony) Peeples was Melvin's barber and worked out of a shop that sits only feet away from the sheriff's office in Bishopville. It's a building that federal agents said they will prove Peeples sold drugs from throughout the four-year investigation inside Lee County.
US Marshals arrested Peeples August 3, several weeks after agents initially questioned Peeples about conversations he had with Melvin over the former sheriff's cell phone. The conversations were recorded on FBI wire taps, which were placed on Melvin's phone from March 26 through April 24. The wire taps are the first ever placed on an elected official's phone in South Carolina..." Read full article