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KCSO narcotics team makes 16 arrests in one week

Posted: January 29, 2015 4:17 p.m.
Updated: January 30, 2015 1:00 a.m.

It’s been a busy week for Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators, arresting 16 suspects in two separate cases within the past week.

According to one KCSO press release, deputies nabbed 24-year-old Anthony Lorenzo Jackson, 30-year-old Kion Bennett and 23-year-old Dashaun Brown, all of Camden, on Tuesday. All were wanted on bench warrants and a probation violation warrant.

This is the fourth time in less than a year and a half deputies have arrested Jackson.

In Sept. 2013, Jackson led deputies on a chase, after which they found him in possession of a handgun and charged him with intent to distribute marijuana. Three months later, in Dec. 2013, deputies arrested him for the same offenses. Jackson pled guilty and was sentenced to prison. In Sept. 2014, after being released from prison, Jackson again led deputies on a chase, ending in a car crash which broke his back. Deputies arrested him again on marijuana and drug charges.

In Tuesday’s press release, deputies said Jackson failed to appear in court on his most recent charges, resulting in an arrest warrant being issued with an additional one for violating the conditions of his parole.

According to the press release, narcotics investigators learned Jackson was hiding at a Camden residence. When they went to arrest him, he ran out the back door, only to find a deputy positioned there. He ran back inside, but deputies apprehended him. Deputies searched the home and found approximately 3 pounds of marijuana -- along with Bennett and Brown, who were also wanted.

Deputies took all three men to the Kershaw County Detention Center, charging Jackson with multiple counts of failure to stop for blue lights, multiple counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, unlawful possession of a firearm and malicious injury to personal property.

The KCSO reported Bennett has previous arrests for possession of crack cocaine, multiple incidents of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, breach of peace and driving under suspension. Brown has no previous arrests as an adult, according to the KCSO.

The remaining 13 arrests took Jan. 23 and on Tuesday and Wednesday during sweeps conducted by KCSO narcotics agents, based on controlled drug buy made in late 2014.

According to a second KCSO press release, investigators charged Jumal Vandell Prescott, 36, with four counts of distribution of crack cocaine and four counts of distribution of crack cocaine within proximity of a school. The report said he had crack cocaine and marijuana when he was arrested. The report listed the following other subjects and charges:

• Antionio Marcus Bennett, 26, of Camden -- distribution of crack cocaine, second offense and distribution of crack cocaine within proximity of a school.

• Joy Ray Adams, 38, of Elgin -- distribution of a schedule IV controlled substance.

• Vincent Stephen Thompson, 26, of Camden, and Tinay Chante Richardson, 20, of Lugoff -- the KCSO reported charging Thompson with two counts of distribution of marijuana, finding him with marijuana and ecstasy pills; deputies did not specify the charges against Richardson.

• Torrey Donte Scott, 37, of Camden -- distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine within proximity of a school and unlawful neglect of a child, as his small children were present when he allegedly sold the drug.

• Blake Seals, 21, of Camden -- distribution of a Schedule I controlled substance; the KCSO reported finding one-half pound of marijuana, prescriptions medication for which there were no prescriptions and two firearms, one of which Seals admitted was stolen.

• William Reginald Portee, 44, of Cassatt -- two counts of distribution of cocaine.

In addition, Lord Kindu Allah Rentas, 39, and Kineatte C. McCoy, 39, both of Lugoff and Timothy Glenn Price, 55, of Camden were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Daniel Robert Davis, 40, and Tracey Hayes, 55, both of Camden were charged with possession of crack cocaine.

According to the press release, issued Wednesday afternoon, all the suspects had been released on bond with the exceptions of Prescott, Bennett and Scott. Narcotics investigators have drug distribution warrants on four additional individuals whose arrests are reportedly forthcoming.

“This is not the first time around the block for several of these individuals. Our hope is that our judicial system will take these drug dealers off our streets and out of our communities,” Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said. “We will continue to target the people who are selling their poison in Kershaw county.” 

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