Press Release



January 20, 2017

Undercover Narcotics Operation Nets 30 Suspects

Charleston Police arrested 19 suspects today on various narcotic charges as they concluded an ongoing narcotics investigation. The operation included various locations in downtown Charleston to include the East Side and in the areas of Athens Court and Romney Street, King Street and Grove Street, King Street and Sumter Street and Gadsden Green.

Today’s arrests are the result of a six month undercover investigation conducted by the Department’s Special Investigative Unit. The investigation began based on police officer activities in the downtown area, as well as cooperation and information provided by community members. During the operation, police purchased cocaine and heroin from 30 suspects resulting in 48 charges for distribution of a controlled substance.

The conclusion of the operation began today at 6:30 a.m. and resulted in the arrest of 19 suspects. Eleven suspects remain at large. Police units that participated in today’s operation along with the Special Investigative Unit included the Special Weapons and Tactics team, the Field Intelligence Unit, Warrants Unit, Team 1 Community Action Team, Central Investigations, and Probation and Parole.

Those arrested are:

Antonio Huggins - distribution of cocaine base

Deshaun Williams - two counts of distribution of cocaine base

Andre Johnson - distribution of cocaine base

Andrew Williams - three counts of distribution of cocaine base

Franklin Seabrook - three counts of distribution of cocaine base

Jimell Simmons - distribution of cocaine base

Trevion Wigfall - distribution of cocaine base

Thurmond Clement - four counts of distribution of cocaine base

Darrin Smith - distribution of cocaine base

Rakeem Montgomery - distribution of cocaine

Adrian White - two counts of distribution of cocaine base and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base

Rashad Robinson - distribution of cocaine base and simple possession of marijuana

Quinn Wise - distribution of cocaine base

Herman Jenkins - three counts of distribution of heroin

Jamekis Heyward - distribution of cocaine base

Mickel Stanley – distribution of cocaine base

Justin Criswell – two counts of distribution of cocaine base

Devonte Reid – distribution of cocaine base

Ebony McPherson – distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine


January 30, 2017

 Indirect Threats By Two Ten Year-old Girls Deemed Harmless

Charleston police responded to Stiles Elementary School on Mikell Drive on Friday, January 27, 2017, in reference to indirect threats made by two 10 year-old female students.

 On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the girls were in an after school program where they each compiled a list of fellow students they wanted to harm, including each other.

One of their classmates saw one of the lists Friday morning and that student told a teacher. The teacher then told the principal.

The girls told school administrators, their parents and police investigators, the lists were made as a joke. They got the idea from movies they had seen and from the Internet.


The girls were not criminally charged because investigators determined they didn’t intend to harm anyone.


This is an example of why parents should carefully monitor their children’s television viewing and Internet usage. Parental controls for cable and satellite viewing can limit what children are exposed to.


Parents should also limit the number of hours their children watch television and the amount of time they spend online.


Watchdog apps are available to parents/guardians to monitor what kids view online. These apps let parents know what their children are sharing and viewing on social media.









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