Gun, drug raid brings 3 arrests

AIKEN - Aiken police have ended a three-month investigation, nabbing three people - including a mother and her son - on a number of drug and gun charges.

Late last week, local and federal agents searched a home in the 400 block of Chime Bell Church Road, finding drugs, eight firearms and $500.

Lt. Michael Frank, the Aiken County sheriff's spokesman, said the arrests "originated from nothing more than a citizen's complaint. Over the course of several months' investigation, we made undercover drug buys to bolster our case."

Arrested Friday were:

- Robert L. Dunbar, 48, charged with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of crack cocaine. Mr. Dunbar is accused of having diazepam and oxycodone.

- Audrey V. Miles, 35, charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of crack cocaine second offense and possession of marijuana more than first offense. She is accused of having alprazolam.

- Daniel F. Miles, 18, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigators from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided the home shared by the three Friday.

Mr. Dunbar and Ms. Miles are free on bond from the Aiken County Detention Center. Mr. Miles was ticketed, Lt. Frank said.

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