4 arrested in Aiken drug sweep

A Thursday night drug sweep of Aiken’s Crosland Park led to four arrests.

Aiken Public Safety officers and members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Regional Anti-Gang Enforce­ment task force executed search warrants on three homes suspected of drug activity on Schroder Avenue, Sommers Avenue and Vin­cent Street, according to authorities.

Nelson L. Williams, 25, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of a school or park. Lancy Lee Cheatham, 24, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Catherine Adams, 22, and a juvenile were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

“The residents of Cros­land Park have told us that they do not want their neighborhood to be known as a haven for drug dealers,” said Public Safety Sgt. Jake Mahoney.

Williams and Cheatham are being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

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