Crime Briefs for April 27
Man detained for possession of meth
A North Augusta man was detained for possession of methamphetamine on Friday after the driver of the vehicle he was in was pulled over for drifting, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Dennis Lamb Duskin, 22, was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Friday afternoon.
Officers pulled over a vehicle traveling west on Richland Avenue about 1:15 a.m. on Friday after the vehicle drifted into the next lane, according to a report. After initiating a traffic stop, the officers saw a bottle cap on the vehicle’s floor board and asked the female driver for permission to search the vehicle.
During the search, officers found a cigarette box under a seat that contained a small bag of what was believed to be methamphetamine, along with a small blue straw lined with residue, according to the report. Duskin, who was the passenger, said the box was his.
Duskin was taken into custody. The driver was cited for careless driving.
Officials investigate robbery, assault
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery that happened on Highway 1 on Thursday, according to reports.
The victim told officers two unknown men assaulted him at the end of a driveway and told him they would shoot him if he didn’t give them everything, according to the report. The victim said he gave the men money, keys and his phone.
EMS responded and treated the victim for a head injury.