Fallout from firings of Aiken County narcotics investigators

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News 12 First at Five, Oct. 8, 2007

AIKEN CTY, S.C.---Preliminary numbers are in and between 250-275 warrants for people in Aiken County could be affected by the firing of 4 Investigators from the Narcotics Division of the Sheriff's Office. That according to Solicitor Barbara Morgan.

Those four fired investigators are: Investigator Tim Roberts, Investigator James Crowell, Investigator Luke Williamson and Lt. Jonathon Owenby. Investigator Brian Owens was suspended with pay. This all happened on Thursday and stems from an incident on September 13th.

The number of cases affected could increase as more digging ensues. Each of those cases will be looked at on a case by case basis.

As for the closed cases, they too will be looked at. There, the Solicitors Office will look at the evidence presented to see if there were any credibility issues with these 4 fired men.

SLED is conducting an ongoing investigation of this case. There will be no comment from them or the Aiken County Sheriff's Office until the investigation is complete.

As for the Narcotics Division, there are now 4 Investigators staffing the Division.

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