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Tip helps Charleston police capture most wanted suspect


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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Most Wanted suspect was captured Friday night after Charleston police received a tip from Crime Stoppers.

Police arrested 19-year-old Rashad Johnson on charges of distribution of crack cocaine.

Johnson's brother, 22 year old Ervin Johnson, was captured by police Aug. 19.

"Nineteen and 22-years-old, they're enterprising," said Charleston Police Cpl. Fred Bowie. "They're starting early and we want to get them out of business early too."

Police says Ervin and Rashad did a brisk drug dealing business back in May in a neighborhood that is being revitalized.

"It drags the community down, because not only the element of selling drugs in the community, but the type of person it draws to the community to buy the drugs," said Bowie. "Both of them should be considered extremely dangerous. One of them has tremendous size to him. The other one has a history of violence."

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