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2 arrested in multi-agency drug bust

Saturday, March 15, 2014 11:27 PM
Last updated Monday, March 17, 2014 10:48 AM
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Police say they arrested two men Thursday in a multi-agency drug bust in New Ellen­ton, S.C., after a lengthy investigation that remains open.

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Waydee Ameen Clifton, 35, of Williston, S.C., and Quincy Bernard Brigham, 38, of Augusta, are each charged with one count of trafficking cocaine, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office. Clifton is also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by persons unlawful.

Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Feemster said the arrests are the result of an investigation of narcotics that have been trafficked and sold in Aiken County and in surrounding counties and states.

Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Aiken De­partment of Public Safety executed search warrants Thursday at 511 Long St. in New Ellenton and 1374 Weeks Road in Williston. Also involved in the bust were agents from the Drug Enforce­ment Administration and its local task force.

During the investigation, police have seized large amounts of money, cocaine, marijuana and stolen firearms.

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jimmymac
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jimmymac 03/16/14 - 08:49 am
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People have been complaining about drug houses in New Ellenton for years. Why is it it takes law enforcement so long to take action. If the people know where drugs are being sold why can't police. Drugs are devastating the communities brining rampant theft to support drug habits. It's time to take the gloves off and throw the book at dealers. Most arrested have a history of selling drugs and repeatedly get released only to re-offend.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 03/16/14 - 08:59 am
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Who are the real dope dealers?
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Drug dealers are the scum of the earth and deserve to rot in jail forever. That said, why do we allow tobacco and alcohol (drug) dealers to advertise to our children? Every street corner, every store and every billboard begs your child to get a head start on cancer or kill themselves in a car wreck. Why do we let this go on in public? Yes, yes, freedom of speech. You can not yell “fire” in a theater for the same reason we should not advertise in public, deadly products that can not legally be sold to minors.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 03/16/14 - 09:01 am
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GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/16/14 - 09:31 am
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Oldredneckman, most of the

Oldredneckman, most of the time you are pretty much out to lunch, but in this circumstance, I agree with you. A bartender is just as much a drug dealer as these guys. The only difference is that our hypocritical society condones the bartender.

specsta
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specsta 03/16/14 - 02:55 pm
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When are we gonna realize how stupid this drug war is? So it takes a "lengthy" investigation, with several law enforcement agencies, spending taxpayer resources, to bust someone for weed and coke?

Meanwhile, legal drugs cause more sudden deaths than any other cause, such as accidents, suicides, homicides, firearm deaths, etc. But because the drug war profits the criminal justice system (though property and cash forfeitures, for-profit prisons, etc.) the emphasis is not on the millions of Americans who get their daily fix from doctors, but on street level dealers who make a minuscule impact on society.

According to the CDC - "In 2010, nearly 60 percent of the drug overdose deaths (22,134) involved pharmaceutical drugs. Opioid analgesics, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone, were involved in about 3 of every 4 pharmaceutical overdose deaths (16,651), confirming the predominant role opioid analgesics play in drug overdose deaths."

No one has ever died from a "marijuana overdose".

This is just a big joke on all of us, the stupidity of the "war on drugs". Two million US citizens locked up - for what? Most for non-violent drug offenses. Lives ruined for no good reason.

Until some of these doctors and drug companies who dole out their addictive poisons are held accountable, there will be no justice. The street level dealer is just a gnat in this equation. But these sorts of menial busts make law enforcement and the politicians look good on paper.

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0220_drug_overdose_deaths.html

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/16/14 - 06:29 pm
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Specsta, this whole thing is

Specsta, this whole thing is bigger than you and I. This whole war on drugs allows people to keep their phoney baloney jobs.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/17/14 - 04:19 am
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What's really scary, is that

What's really scary, is that people who make ridiculous comments, actually believe they have rational logic!! It's scary to think that people like this could one day, hold an elected office and many do!! They honestly believe what they say, makes sense; and that is the scariest part!!! People need to search their hearts and souls and if that doesn't work, see a doctor and see if medication is right for you!! It might help to level you out some.

myfather15
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myfather15 03/17/14 - 04:22 am
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GAD

"A bartender is just as much a drug dealer as these guys."

So, If I go into a bar and order a couple drafts, the guy giving me those is as bad as a crack cocaine dealer? Seriously? You do know you can actually drink a couple alcoholic beverages, with no side effects/mental or physical impairment, right?

myfather15
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myfather15 03/17/14 - 04:35 am
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"Americans who get their

"Americans who get their daily fix from doctors, but on street level dealers who make a minuscule impact on society."

Minuscule? Seriously? No, just 85% of the shootings and CRIMES IN GENERAL; that you read or hear about, are drug related!! Illicit drugs tear downs society, period!! It absolutely tears down the individual and then they greatly contribute to the woes of society!! Including but not limited to great amounts of theft, rape, child molestation, murder, robbery, burglary, serious assaults and spreading STD's!! Yes, sounds pretty minuscule to me!! And DRUG DEALERS are financially benefiting from keeping people addicted to these substances!! It doesn't get much lower than that!!

"Opioid analgesics, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone, were involved in about 3 of every 4 pharmaceutical overdose deaths (16,651), confirming the predominant role opioid analgesics play in drug overdose deaths."

Yes, and my mother is 72 years old and her knees kill her every single day!! She takes two hydrocodone each day AS PRESCRIBED, and it HELPS her to get by!! When used AS PRESCRIBED, you do NOT get any sort of mind altering effect. Can you say the same about crack cocaine? Meth? Heroine? PcP? Or even Marijuana?

Doctor's and Pharmacists are trying to help PEOPLE, manage their pain!! If those same PEOPLE decide to abuse the medication and take it MORE than prescribed; please explain to me how that is the doctor's and pharmacist fault!!!

Methadone is commonly used to treat people who are trying to quit one of the illegal drugs, which come from those drug dealers who have a "minuscule impact on society".

Yes, drug busts like this DO look good; unless you live in the world of the radical extreme!!

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jimmymac 03/17/14 - 08:21 am
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You're wasting your time trying to reach out to people who think drugs are OK. The crimes committed by addicts are ruining our society and the only thing that will stop it is to put dealers away forever. No parole. They're actions are just as deadly as if they shoot the person. The crimes multiply repeatedly. One dealer with 100 customers is probably responsible for thousands of crimes a year to pay for the drugs they sell.

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JRC2024 03/18/14 - 07:40 am
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Spectra, you must be kidding.

Spectra, you must be kidding. Have you ever had someone in your family or a friend that was addicted to drugs and watch how that is their only concern day after day. They do not care what they do, what they wear, what they provide for their family or how they get the drugs. They just want them. I have had several friends that have become addicted and it all started with weed in high school. Not a pretty thing to watch and it is a downward spiral. Bust all the dealers and send them to h***.

oldredneckman96
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oldredneckman96 03/19/14 - 11:41 am
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So far seven have voted against children being shielded from a wasted life to tobacco and alcohol. Any of you have children?

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