Aiken suspects arrested; drugs, guns seized



Six people, including an Aiken Safe Communities participant, have been jailed following an investigation into trafficking and selling narcotics.

During the investigation, police seized cocaine, marijuana, five handguns, a shotgun, money and four vehicles.

On Thursday, Aiken County sheriff’s narcotics unit and ATF agents executed search warrants at homes on Powerhouse Road in North Augusta and Weaver Street in Aiken.

Police have charged Michael Craig Bellamy, Tanya Harkins Christy, Terrance Bradley Pollard, Tiheem Khiry Pollard, Grio Tanaka Sapp and Rickey Antonio Williams. Tiheem Pollard has been identified as a Safe Communities participant.

The Safe Communities program involves offenders meeting with law enforcement and members of the community to hear about the effects of the crimes they’re committing. The offenders are told the penalties they face if they continue to commit crimes in hopes they will choose a more productive path.

Police continue to search for a seventh suspect, Lenny Vantravis Williams, who faces five counts of distributing marijuana third offense, five counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a school, third offense, and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts can contact the sheriff’s office at (803) 648-6811.

More arrests are likely, police said.