6 arrested in Aiken County meth conspiracy

April 26, 2007

AIKEN, S.C.---The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has arrested six people as part of year-long investigation of a drug conspiracy.

Joseph A. Keenan, 35, of Breezy Hill Road, Langley, South Carolina, surrendered this morning to ATF agents in Columbia, South Carolina, and is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

On Wednesday night, ACSO and ATF arrested five individuals at their homes.

Johnnie L. Campbell, 37, of Edgar Street, Gloverville, South Carolina, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Amanda L. Robinson, 28, of Indian Mound Road, Beech Island, South Carolina, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Patricia Dyches, 39, of Greenville Street, Graniteville, South Carolina, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Michael E. Tinsley, 29, of Baker Street, Gloverville, South Carolina, is charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.

Marquez S. Gilstrap, 22, of Easy Street, Bath, South Carolina, was arrested for violating terms of his federal probation.

The probe grew out of the investigation in late 2005 of the theft of firearms and methamphetamine from a home off Wire Road, in Aiken.

Authorities also hold an arrest warrant for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine on Thomas Price, 54, of Keystone Court, Bath, South Carolina.

Subject Description

Gender: Male Race: Black Age: 54 Height: 6’3” Weight: 240 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Thomas Price is asked to contact Investigator Stacey Prince at the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office: (800) 922‑9709 or call Crimestoppers of the Midlands: (888) 559‑TIPS. Callers will remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1000.


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