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12 arrested in Wagener drug bust

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WAGENER, SC (WIS) - Twelve people were arrested Friday afternoon on a variety of drug charges in Wagener, according to Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt.

The following people are charged with distributing crack cocaine:

  • Kerry H. Papp, 60, of Wagener
  • Rodney M. James, 40, of Wagener
  • Loretta G. Johnson, 63, of Wagener

The following people are charged with possession of drug paraphernilia:

  • Kimberly A. Adkins, 43, of Pelion
  • Lewis F. Cushman Sr., 39, of Aiken
  • Ernest L. Elders, 42, of Barnwell
  • Lorraine P. Hargrove, 34, of Salley
  • Andrew Z. Sabbagha, 44, of Lexington
  • Deborah M. Wooden, 47, of Salley

John L. Kitchings, 46, of Aiken is charged with simple possession of marijuana. Kenneth L. Myers, 43, of Wagener is charged with having an open container. Alison E. Thomas, 27, of Aiken was arrested on a bench warrant issued by Aiken County Family Court.

Culminating a two month investigation, narcotics investigators and SWAT served arrest warrants at the home of Papp and Johnson. Investigators arrested all the individuals at the home, with the exception of James, who was arrested at another house.

Investigators also seized marijuana and crack cocaine. The subjects are being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

Posted by Logan Smith

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