Three Aiken residents are in custody and police are still seeking a suspect following a monthlong narcotics investigation.
James Ramond Cave, 37, Rebecca Sapp, 19, and Shaniqua Nicole Powell, 22, all of Aiken, were arrested on Friday after a search warrant was executed at a home on Pinecrest Avenue in Aiken.
A quantity of cocaine, marijuana and two firearms were recovered at the home, according to Aiken County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Jason Feemster.
Two children were present during the operation and were released to family members not related to the criminal investigation, Feemster said.
Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt said, “Children, drugs and guns are an awful scenario, and all law enforcement in Aiken County will continue to seek these thorns in our community. We will shut them down and hold violators accountable.”
Byron Keith Miller, 31, of Aiken, is still being sought as a suspect in the case and has active warrants for distribution of marijuana and distribution of marijuana within one-half mile of a school, Feemster said. No new information was reported on the pursuit of Miller as of Aiken Standard press time on Saturday. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.
Cave is charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute cocaine third offense and possession with intent to distribute cocaine within one-half mile of a school.
Sapp is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within on-half mile from a school and unlawful conduct towards a child.
Powell is charged with distribution of marijuana, distribution of marijuana within one-half mile of school, two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute within one-half mile of a school, possession of cocaine and operating a stash house.
The investigation was conducted by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with Aiken Department of Public Safety, North Augusta Department of Public Safety and members of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms RAGE Unit.