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South Carolina Trafficking in Marijuana - Did you fly in with vacuum sealed bags?
South Carolina Trafficking in Marijuana - Did you fly in with vacuum sealed bags?

Over the last few years, I've seen a significant increase in people charged with South Carolina marijuana trafficking. These are people who flew from states like California or Colorado with vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana. Often those who are caught are simply acting as ...

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