The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two suspects as part of a long-term narcotics investigation.
Coleman Tiko Duncan, 37, and Mickey Leonard Johnson, 50, were arrested during a traffic stop on Anthony Drive in Bath on Aug. 19, according to a press release from Capt. Eric Abdullah.
The men were taken to the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of MDMA (Ecstasy).
The arrests are part of an investigation launched in December 2015 following the arrest of Adrian Antonio Drayton for trafficking crack cocaine.
Information linked Duncan and Johnson to the distribution of drugs, and a search warrant was executed on a storage unit used by the suspects July 3. Inside, investigators found 755 grams of cocaine, $18,000 in cash and a stolen AR-15 rifle.
Duncan and Johnson were charged with trafficking cocaine (greater than 400 grams) and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime on Aug. 20.
Sheriff Michael Hunt said, “Our investigators have been working hard on this case for quite some time.”
“Without the help of tips, leads and information from citizens in Graniteville, this outcome would not have been possible. We intend to keep sending a message to those individuals that sell illegal narcotics in our county.”