Citizen complaint leads to arrest of suspected drug dealers

Published: Dec. 15, 2014 at 6:53 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police say two suspected drug dealers are behind bars after a citizen's complaint led authorities to their home.

Brian Heston Wilkins, 32, and Malcom Jamal Gethers, 26, were arrested Saturday and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

According to an incident report, the North Charleston Police SPEED Team responded to a home in the 4500 block of Great Oak Drive on Saturday around 8:50 p.m. after receiving a report from a citizen about drug activity at the home.

Officers say they arrived to smell marijuana coming from the second story balcony where the two suspects were first spotted. Multiple attempts to get the suspects to answer the front door failed, as the two suspects told reportedly told police they couldn't answer the door because they didn't live there.

The report states the back door was left cracked open, giving officers a view of Wilkins. Wilkins was then taken into custody, followed by Gethers.

A search of the home uncovered 36 grams of marijuana, .5 grams of meth, and .2 grams of cocaine, according to cops.

While at the scene, police say two people came to the house to purchase marijuana from the suspects. The subjects told police they normally meet the suspects at a fast food restaurant on Dorchester Rd., but the suspects told them to come to the house because they didn't have a vehicle.

Wilkins and Gethers were transported to the Charleston County Detention Center.

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