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2 arrested in Aiken County drug bust

Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:34 PM
Last updated Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:06 AM
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Aiken County authorities have arrested two men after a lengthy undercover narcotics investigation, officials said Saturday.

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Officers arrested Prince Jemele Thomas, 30, on charges of trafficking crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine within a half-mile of a school, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine with a half-mile of a school.  SPECIAL
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Officers arrested Prince Jemele Thomas, 30, on charges of trafficking crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine within a half-mile of a school, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine with a half-mile of a school.

According to a news release, Aiken County sheriff’s deputies and Aiken Department of Public Safety officers executed a search warrant Wednesday at an Aiken home in the 400 block of Florence Street. Officers seized powder cocaine, crack cocaine, several weapons and money.

Officers arrested Prince Jemele Thomas, 30, on charges of trafficking crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine within a half-mile of a school, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine with a half-mile of a school. He has also been charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during a violent crime and two counts of possession of a firearm by a person unlawful.

Quishon Islar, 19, who was present at the time of the raid, had outstanding warrants with Aiken public safety and was charged with criminal domestic violence and purse snatching.

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corgimom
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corgimom 06/28/14 - 05:40 pm
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I could spend one day in

I could spend one day in Aiken and I could find 20 drug dealers. Without even trying hard.

These busts are laughable. Two people arrested. Sure, now there are only 498 left.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 06/29/14 - 09:15 am
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Yes unfortunately there are drug dealers in Aiken just like everywhere else but at least these two drug thugs are off the streets for now. My guess is the same courts that let them skate before will give them a slap on the wrist once again and they'll be out to degrade the community once again.

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myfather15 06/29/14 - 10:58 am
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People make it sound so easy!!

Let's not forget, that while you were busting ALL of them; you would probably be committing numerous Civil Rights violations yourself and end up in Federal prison!!

KNOWING the drug dealers and where they live, is FAR different than building a LEGAL case against them!! There is FAR more to it, than I care to explain on here!!

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