Community complaint leads to arrest of four suspected drug dealers
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say a community complaint about narcotic activity at a home in North Charleston led to the arrest of four suspected drug dealers.
The North Charleston Police Department arrested 42-year-old Jermaine Keyes, 27-year-old Timothy Greg Hill, 19-year-old Mark A. Deshner and 19-year-old Christina Nicole Duc.
The suspects' arrest stems from an investigation on Tuesday when officers responded to a home on West Contellation Drive regarding a complaint about drug activity; NCPD officials said it was the third complaint police received about the home over a period of nine months.
When officers knocked on the door, they could see people moving inside and ignoring the knocks.
NCPD authorities say as they were waiting for someone to answer the door, police say they could see Keyes pass a gun to another person inside the home.
Officers say they then saw Keyes walk out of the kitchen toward the garage.
A police report states that after the suspects were detained, police found drugs and weapons including a handgun, more than 100 rounds of ammunition and plastic bags containing more than 30 grams of cocaine.
All four suspects were charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, trafficking cocaine and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
The suspects were each given a $350,000 bond.
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