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News Release Feb. 14, 2020

Myrtle Beach, SC – A temporary injunction has been granted to close the Rosen Sea Inn and prevent further illegal activity from occurring. Public safety is a shared responsibility, we listen to the concerns of our community, and we take pride in keeping Myrtle Beach safe.

Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department posted the Rosen Sea Inn property as a nuisance and are working with our partners at the city to secure it. This success is the result of months of hard work by our officers and our partners at the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. Officers presented evidence that Rosen Sea employees and management routinely rented rooms to drug dealers, knowing that they intended to use the rooms for drug sales and carried persons who overdosed off the Rosen Sea property and dumped them on adjacent properties to avoid drawing the attention of law enforcement.

Officers also presented evidence that Rosen Sea employees and management accepted stolen property in exchange for rent, used their rooms to sell illegal drugs and for acts of prostitution, fronted illegal drugs to drug dealers and allowed them to pay for the drugs later at the front office and charged an additional “tax” to rent the room to sell drugs. The order is valid through February 12, 2021, or the date of a final order in this matter.

We thank our community for your continued involvement in our safety and the 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson and his staff for your support and hard work in this case.

“Our goal is compliance and property owners are accountable for the management of their properties; we will not allow these acts to take place in our city,” Chief Amy Prock. “During the time officers were working on the property, several community members approached our officers to thank us for our work to stop the illegal acts at the Inn. Nuisance properties don’t just affect those living nearby; they affect all of us who live, work, and visit our city.”

“We all want to feel safe. The community watch group received complaints from members of the neighborhood watch and were very concerned about the activity. I am very happy with the steps the city and the police have taken to divert the activities that were going on.” – Barbara Prescop Southbeach Community Watch

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