With the Savannah River to the south and west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, South Carolina is a true water lover’s paradise. The Palmetto State has endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Piedmont to the Atlantic coastal plain.
Unfortunately, along with the unbridled beauty of this state comes a devastating new trend: drug abuse. Rates of illicit drug use have been on the rise for several years, including the abuse of prescription opioid painkillers. Because of its close location to several bodies of water, South Carolina is often frequented by drug traffickers looking to sell their products via boats.