9 arrested in Aiken County drug raid

Nine people are in jail after a raid by the Aiken County sheriff’s narcotics unit and SWAT team in the Shiloh Heights area Friday yielded drugs, money and weapons, authorities say.

The warrants were obtained because of an investigation into drug dealing at a trailer at T&S Trailer Park and in the first block of Hillview Circle. A news release said two children found in the homes during the raid were placed with family members.

Police seized a firearm, several grams of crack cocaine, marijuana, controlled prescription pills and more than $6,000.

The release said more arrests could be forthcoming. Those arrested and their charges:

• Christine Brooks, 55, of James Shaw Road in Wagener; possession of crack cocaine

• Alonzo Strom, 47, of T&S Drive in Aiken; probation and parole

• Steven Laboo, 43, of the first block of Hillview Circle in Aiken; possession of crack cocaine

• Patricia Franklin, 29, of the first block of Hillview Circle in Aiken; two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child

• Stacey Lamont Bing, 39, of the 200 block of Whispering Pines Terrace in Aiken; possession of crack cocaine

• Steven Allen Harrah, 55, of the 900 block of Croft Avenue in Aiken; possession of crack cocaine

• Charles Alexander Bush, 37, of the first block of Hillview Circle in Aiken; possession of crack cocaine and unlawful conduct toward a child

• Marsheral Lashawn Curry, 35, of the first block of Ridgecrest Drive in Aiken; possession of crack cocaine

• Pamela Thomas, 44, of the first block of Offsprings Road in Aiken; an active family court bench warrant and three counts of unlawful possession of prescription medicines.

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