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4 arrested in Aiken drug sweep

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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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scgator 07/27/12 - 01:00 pm
I have a REAL question here;

I have a REAL question here; and I would like to direct it towards the minority community. This is not from a racist attitude, but from a concerned one. Why doesn't the minority community take control of it's own destiny? Many things are cited as reasons for "wayward" young people within your communities; some of which ARE valid and make good sense. But, the things that I see ALL communities lacking, are the things that money cannot buy. Concerned adult supervision, morals, ethics, volunteerism, initiative, goals. These are all things that take effort on a parent's or guardian's part; money will not buy them, and they are things that you can do and teach all the time; you teach them by example. PLEASE understand that my intent is not to belittle or criticize; As a retired grandfather (white), I am simply weary of seeing anybody's young people going down the wrong path, or ending up in jail, or even worse, the graveyard..........they are way too important to just not be concerned about them.
I know some will say it is because of no jobs, or their environment, etc. and yes, that is true in some instances, but logic dictates that it simply cannot be true for ALL cases. I as a grandparent, STRONGLY urge the minority community to take control of their own destiny; you CAN do it, There is no one who knows the minority community as well as the minority community. PLEASE don't let you kids waste away to be consumed in the streets.

CobaltGeorge 07/27/12 - 02:54 pm
Darn scgator

I have to give you a plus on that one.

Your wish will only come true when the minority community decides to do away with the "I Don't See", I Don't Hear", I Don't Speak" attitude.

gmt 07/27/12 - 03:44 pm
Try again. Are "Lancy Lee

Try again. Are "Lancy Lee Cheathma" and "Lancy Lee Cheatham" the same person?

scgator 07/28/12 - 02:06 am
Thanks CobaltGeorge; it's

Thanks CobaltGeorge; it's true though, it's not about race. It's about taking control of your own destiny. Nothing is more heartbreaking than seeing a young person "going down the tubes".............

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shrimp for breakfast 07/28/12 - 08:35 am

I also have to give you many kudos on your comment. Very, Very well written!

chascushman 07/29/12 - 08:22 am
scgator, I 2nd that

'I also have to give you many kudos on your comment. Very, Very well written!'

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