Operation Spring Cleaning

Aiken County deputies call it "Operation Spring Cleaning," and because of it, 21 people are in jail, facing drug charges.

For the past three months, The Aiken County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division have been conducting this under-cover investigation.

Below is a copy of the news release Sheriff Michael Hunt sent to News 12:

Aiken, SC., June 12 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, arrested 21 men and women early this morning, culminating a three month undercover investigation dubbed "Operation Spring Cleaning."

The following individuals are being held at the Aiken County Detention Center:

* Judy C. Hinson - Roberts, 54, 1256 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken, South Carolina: Simple Possession of Marijuana

* Ebony L. Daniels, 34, 645 Hutchinson Drive, North Augusta, South Carolina: Possession of Cocaine

* Virginia E. Eubanks, 44, 410 Brooks Street, Graniteville, South Carolina: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

* Keisha E. Warning, 17, 138 Napier Lane, Belvedere, South Carolina, False Information to Police

* Jessica R. DiMichael, 24, 216 Green Acres Park Lane, Bath, South Carolina: Distribution of Ecstasy (three counts)

* Andrea S. Lowe, 24, 36 Filyaw Acres Lane, Gloverville, South Carolina: Distribution of Controlled Substance - Xanax

* Joseph L. Jones, 26, 520 Charles Street, Gloverville, South Carolina, Distribution of Crack Cocaine

* Joseph D. Kemp, 24, 207 Greenland Drive, Belvedere, South Carolina: Distribution of Crack Cocaine (two counts)

* Christopher F. Sims, 29, 194 Green Acres Park Lane, Bath, South Carolina: Distribution of Ecstasy

* Jimmy L. Alexander, 55, 133 Cato Road, Warrenville, South Carolina: Distribution of Crack Cocaine (two counts), Distribution of Crack Cocaine Within Half-Mile of School, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

* Leonard A. Powell, 45, 1256 East Pine Log Road, Aiken, South Carolina: Distribution of Marijuana, Distribution of Marijuana Within a Half-Mile of School, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

* Patrick D. Frazier, 21, 138 Napier Lane, Belvedere, South Carolina: Assault and Battery, False Information to Police

* Alonzo J. Miller, 38, 1104 Kalmia Apartment Lane, Graniteville, South Carolina: Distribution of Cocaine (two counts), Distribution of Cocaine Within Half-Mile of School

* Mario Nunez, 45, 6 Points, Graniteville, South Carolina: Possession of Crack Cocaine

* Tonietta Moore, 40, 103 East Taylor Street, Augusta, Georgia: Distribution of Crack Cocaine (two counts), Distribution of Crack Cocaine Within Half-Mile of School

* Warren J. Hatcher, 51, 505 Polatty Street, Graniteville, South Carolina: Distribution of Crack Cocaine, Distribution of Crack Cocaine Within Half-Mile of School

* Stephen Eubanks Jr., 27, 204 Green Acres Lane, Bath, South Carolina: Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

* Kurtis A. Price, 24, 340 Slide Hill Road, Johnston, South Carolina: Possession With Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine, Possession With Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine Within Half-Mile of School, Simple Possession of Marijuana

* Amanda Boyd, 19, 150 Daffodil Drive, North Augusta, South Carolina: Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

* David Ingram, 23, 254 Charleston Street, Aiken, South Carolina, Distribution of Crack Cocaine (two counts), Distribution of Crack Cocaine Within Half-Mile of School (two counts)

* Umar Faruq Al Sim Muhammad, 23, 1046 Mt. Beulah Road, Windsor, South Carolina: Distribution of Crack Cocaine (two counts), Distribution of Crack Cocaine Within Half-Mile of School (two counts)


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