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South Carolina officers in Oklahoma for Indian custody case

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More on: cherokee, icwa, oklahoma, south carolina, tribal courts

Three law enforcement agents from South Carolina went to Oklahoma today in connection with an Indian child custody case.

An agent from the State Law Enforcement Division and two deputies from Charleston County went to Oklahoma in case they are needed, The Charleston Post and Courier reported. But the county sheriff insisted he didn't have know of any major developments in the case.

A non-Indian couple from South Carolina wants to adopt Veronica Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She has been living with her father, Dusten Brown, who is also a citizen.

The state courts and the Cherokee Nation courts have asserted jurisdiction in the dispute. Proceedings have been sealed and there hasn't been much information in recent days.

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Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon sends deputies, SLED agent to Oklahoma in Veronica case (The Charleston Post and Courier 8/29)

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