Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. -- More arrests have been made in the aftermath last week's "Valley Crackdown" on narcotics.
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, made controlled buys at several target areas of the county. Warrants were served last week.
Investigators bought in North Augusta on Seymour Drive, which is walking distance from North Augusta Middle School. They also bought throughout Midland Valley on Avalon Drive in Clearwater near Midland Valley Park and at the Rainbow Motel, also in Clearwater. They bought multiple times in Burnettown, including a spot on Breeze Hill Road, which is close to the Burnettown Police Department and the park behind it. They also bough on Carline Road near the Willie Whaley Park. In Langely, they bought near Langely Pond Park. They even bought drugs near Aiken Technical College in Warrenville. The operatives bought drugs on Kneece Street in Gloverville. They bought on Old Cherokee Indian Road in Graniteville, too.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 22 had been arrested. Four are still on the loose, including Ricardo Quantin Dunbar, George O. Folk, Richard Horace Maroney and Jerry J. Reed. They are considered to be armed and dangerous.
Suspects still being sought:
Additional suspects arrested:
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office led the investigation, but the Aiken Department of Public Safety, the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, and the local ATF Task Force helped out, too.