ROCK HILL, South Carolina (WBTV) – A man has been arrested after a months-long investigation of selling cocaine from a Rock Hill, South Carolina bar.
report with York County Sheriff’s Office It was revealed that on September 21, 2021, Adam Michael Berlich sold two grams of cocaine to a man while at Tattooed Brews at 120 E. Main St.
He is the husband of the innkeeper. The restaurant is very popular.
“He’s probably one of the hardest-working guys in Rock Hill,” says a friend of Mark Smith. “Yeah it sure is a surprise to me. I mean all I know about him is he was a very nice guy, I give you his shirt back.”
Smith says he’s known Berlewich for five years. He says he’s seen the restaurant before him, “it even has floors”. Burlewich was not known as anything other than the jack of all trades in the restaurant.
“I mean anything that needs to be done. Clean floors. Cook food. Pour beer. Whatever needs to be done,” he says.
Perlowich was arrested and charged with first distributing cocaine and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine near the park.
A few months later, on January 13, 2022, officers from the DEA were conducting another investigation and said that Berlewich distributed another three grams of cocaine to another person while he was in the restaurant.
He was ordered to distribute cocaine (two counts) and to distribute cocaine near the park (two counts).
“It’s kind of weird here in the downtown area, out in the open, for someone trying to sell drugs,” Trevor Thompson says.
Trevor Thompson lives in the Rock Hill area and visits downtown often. For him, this news came as a shock.
“It’s annoying,” he explains. “It’s ridiculous for people to try to do things like that here in public.”
A third investigation was conducted on June 21. Investigators say they found Berloch in his home. He was arrested over the previous charges, which were issued in January.
While at his home, investigators reported finding marijuana in plain sight. A search warrant revealed about 147.5 grams of THC/marijuana, about 0.5 grams of cocaine, about 3.7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, a stolen pistol and a severed gun.
Then he received the following charges:
- PWID THC/Marijuana First Offense
- PWID Proximity to the Park
- Possession of psilocybin mushroom
- cocaine possession
- Possession of a broken gun
- Possession of a stolen pistol
Thompson aims to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and wants to wait to see him play on court.
“If they’re really guilty, I’m glad the cops caught them because that should send a message,” says Thompson.
Burlewich’s attorney sent a statement about the arrest and the charges to WBTV. It reads as follows:
I represent Mr. Berlich in this case, along with my partner Michael Brown, Jr. We’re very curious as to why law enforcement has waited nearly a year to prosecute these charges. If they thought it was some kind of danger to society, we’d think they would have acted faster.
The truth is that Mr. Berliwich does not pose a danger to society and he denies the charges. Under our law, Mr. Berlich is presumed innocent of the charges. Our office will conduct its own independent investigation. Please contact us at MLB LAW at 803-328-8822 if you have any other information.
Berlovic was formerly Arrested in 2014 after allegedly shouting a keyboard cleaner and passing a parked school bus. In Florida, court records show two crimes – obtaining or attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and trafficking in illegal drugs.
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