Three Aiken people have been arrested and charged with a number of drug violations, including trafficking heroin, after Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators followed up on drug activity complaints in the Oxford Trace neighborhood.

On Tuesday at approximately 9:30 p.m., investigators conducted a traffic stop in the neighborhood on a vehicle occupied by Cheryl Wright and Russell Whitt.

After a search of the vehicle, both Wright and Whitt were arrested and charged with trafficking heroin, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for 1321 Oxpen Court where an “illegal, clandestine lab” was discovered, leading to the arrest of Adam Sloan.

The Sheriff’s Office reported Sloan has been charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking LSD, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Sheriff Michael Hunt said, “These arrests are a prime example of the community being vigilant and providing us with a tip on suspicious activity that has been happening in their area. We could not have been successful in this case without their help.”

This is still an ongoing investigation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Criminal activity can be reported by calling the Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811 or CrimeStoppers with a tip or information at 888-CRIME-SC.