20 arrested in Aiken County drug crackdown

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 11:26 AM
Last updated 10:11 PM
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Aiken County sheriff’s investigators have arrested 20 people in a narcotics crackdown.

Bianca Cain Johnson
Staff Writer
E-mail | 706-823-3486

According to a news release, the two-month investigation, which concluded Wednesday, resulted in 50 warrants on people who sold drugs to undercover officers.

Eleven of those suspects have been arrested, along with eight others who were found in possession of narcotics at the time of the arrests, authorities said.

Police have seized drugs worth about $6,000, including crack cocaine and marijuana, and have confiscated about $10,000 and five vehicles used in the sale of the narcotics.

Several agencies assisted the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

Anyone with information on the remaining suspects is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (888) CRIMESC.


• Derico Bernard Davis, 25, North Augusta

• Daryl Lavaun Lakes, 34, North Augusta

• Mavaries Antonio Lakes, 30, North Augusta

• Cornelius Marquelle Simpkins, 24, Aiken

• Shavivados Jemal Simpkins, 26, Beech Island

• Keith Dion Young, 33, Warrenville

• Travis Lavelle Young, 33, Beech Island

• Tracey Donnell Sims, 37, Warrenville

• Alfred George Wagner III, 47, North Augusta

• Timothy Lee Morton, Hephzibah

• Rishawn Quindell Dunbar, 19, of Warrenville

• Joseph Robinson Jr., 58, Bath


• George O. Folk, 26, Warrenville

• Marcus Johnson, 27, Beech Island

• Richard Horace Maroney, 53, North Augusta

• Joseph Darnell Kemp, 29, Belvedere

• Cornelius Cullum, age not provided, Beech Island

• Ricardo Quentin Dunbar, 21, Warrenville

• Jerry J. Reed, age not provided, Graniteville


• Demarcus Lavar Young, 30, Trenton, S.C.

• Alfred Jamar Anthony, 21, Aiken

• Calvin Maxwell Peake, 26, Aiken

• Herman Lee Robinson, 48, Graniteville

• Roy Christopher Roton, 46, Springfield, S.C.

• Kevin Maurice Benjamin, 32, Aiken

• Lisa Marie Lexme, information not provided

• Jessica Nicole Ziccarelli, 31, Bath

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PhiloPublius 08/30/12 - 12:26 pm
Good Job!

I wonder what would have happened if Austin Rhodes would have gotten his way 10 years ago when we elected Sheriff Hunt. Would we have a sheriffs office doing this good on a regular basis?

Conservative Man
Conservative Man 08/30/12 - 03:32 pm
Who will WE get?

Richmond County needs a Sheriff like this......but I wonder if we will ever get one.....we'll see...

Newsflash 08/31/12 - 09:15 am
Proud of Sheriff Hunt..........

We are very proud of Sheriff Hunt,his command staff and all his officers. He makes Aiken County proud on a daily basis. A strong Sheriff on both sides of the river is a powerful tool against what we are seeing in this article. Give a criminal no place to run and he may move to another locale.......I like the following quote and thumbs up if you do too. Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
Robert Kennedy

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