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Aiken suspects arrested; drugs, guns seized

Monday, April 7, 2014 8:39 AM
Last updated 9:26 PM
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Six people, including an Aiken Safe Communities participant, have been jailed following an investigation into trafficking and selling narcotics.

During the investigation, police seized cocaine, marijuana, five handguns, a shotgun, money and four vehicles.

On Thursday, Aiken County sheriff’s narcotics unit and ATF agents executed search warrants at homes on Powerhouse Road in North Augusta and Weaver Street in Aiken.

Police have charged Michael Craig Bellamy, Tanya Harkins Christy, Terrance Bradley Pollard, Tiheem Khiry Pollard, Grio Tanaka Sapp and Rickey Antonio Williams. Tiheem Pollard has been identified as a Safe Communities participant.

The Safe Communities program involves offenders meeting with law enforcement and members of the community to hear about the effects of the crimes they’re committing. The offenders are told the penalties they face if they continue to commit crimes in hopes they will choose a more productive path.

Police continue to search for a seventh suspect, Lenny Vantravis Williams, who faces five counts of distributing marijuana third offense, five counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a school, third offense, and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts can contact the sheriff’s office at (803) 648-6811.

More arrests are likely, police said.

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Young Fred
Young Fred 04/08/14 - 12:41 am
"The Safe Communities program

"The Safe Communities program involves offenders meeting with law enforcement and members of the community to hear about the effects of the crimes they’re committing."

Let me get this right. A government grant was made, and paid to "somebody" to administer the "Safe Communities Program". Offenders meet with law enforcement and the community in the hopes of EXACTLY WHAT? That they "grow" a conscience?

Only a liberal. Only a bureaucrat with scads of other people's money to spend would come up with such a program!

Hey LISTEN UP!!! I have a Safe Communities Program for you. Give me a grant or even some matching money, and I'll take individuals that would prey on others and have them removed from the society of civilized human beings!

corgimom 04/08/14 - 07:53 am
Young Fred, no, that's not

Young Fred, no, that's not something a liberal would come up with, that's something that somebody with rocks in their head would come up with.

There is no cure for sociopaths.

rmwhitley 04/08/14 - 05:53 pm
Bet they were

on some form of gubmint aid. You get gubmint aid, you need a background check.

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