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Wanted New Jersey man leads deputies on pursuit in Marlboro County, nearly $50K in drugs seized

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MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - A wanted New Jersey man was arrested in the Pee Dee after leading authorities on a pursuit.

The Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office said deputies attempted to stop 44-year-old Sean Anthony Gray in the McColl area at around 2:45 a.m. Friday.

Officials said Gray did not stop for blue lights and sirens, leading deputies on a chase into Clio before wrecking.

Gray then tried to escape on foot but was apprehended by a deputy shortly after.

He was found to be in possession of various illegal drugs with a street value of nearly $49,900, including 897 grams of cocaine, 66 grams of crack, 381 grams of marijuana, 25 grams of meth and 81 grams of fentanyl.

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A stolen handgun and $6,000 in cash were also seized.

Authorities later learned Gray, originally from New Orange, New Jersey, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Office and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Information on what charges Gray was wanted for was not immediately available.

Gray faces a number of drug trafficking and possession charges out of Marlboro County, as well as counts of failure to stop for blue lights, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Investigators said Gray is being held at the Marlboro County Detention Center as of Saturday, where he awaits a bond hearing.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.

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