Greenville police: Gang member arrested on drug charges

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A gang member has been arrested on drug charges, Greenville police said. 

Members of the Gun Violence Reduction Unit were patrolling the 1700 block of Myrtle Street when they encountered Raheem Harris, who they described as a “known validated Blood gang member.’

When they approached him, police said he dropped an item on the ground.

Police said they searched Harris and the ground, during which they found eight bags of crack cocaine that were packaged for sale.

Harris has been charged in connection to the incident. 

Greenville police said Harris also has an extensive criminal history.

He is on pre-trial release for multiple weapons and narcotics related charges.

Due to his previous convictions and multiple pending charges, Harris was issued a $500,000 secured bond.

The Gun Violence Reduction Unit is a four-officer unit, made possible through a hiring grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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