PRESS RELEASE: Downtown Narcotics Operation Results in 3 Arrests

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 3, 2012

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jimmy Dixon, Chief of Police (W) 864-624-2006, (C) 864-643-6229

 

CLEMSON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

DOWNTOWN NARCOTICS OPERATION RESULTS IN 3 ARRESTS

 

The Clemson City Police Department assisted by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office; Greenville County Sheriff’s Office; and the Seneca Police Department completed a month long undercover narcotics operation during the early morning hours of Friday, February 3, 2012. 

 

Undercover Police officers purchased a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine and marijuana from individuals within the downtown area of Clemson, SC.  Following the controlled purchases the individuals were arrested and taken into custody by Clemson City Officers and placed in the Clemson City Jail awaiting a bond hearing.

 

ARRESTED:

 

(1)   Erik Scott Belisle; white male; DOB: November 29, 1982; from Central, SC

Charged With:            Distribution of Cocaine; Distribution of Cocaine Within the Proximity of a School; Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine; Possession With Intent to Distribute Within the Proximity of a School

 

Bond set on Belisle at 30,000.00 Surety

 

(2)   Christian Andrew Stewart; white male; DOB: June 6, 1992; from Anderson, SC

Charged With: Distribution of Marijuana; Distribution of Marijuana Within the Proximity of a School; Simple Possession of Marijuana

 

Bond Set on Stewart at 15,000.00 Surety

 

(3)   Thaxton Mickel Antonio Coleman; black male; DOB: April 16, 1990; from Clemson, SC

Charged With: Distribution of Marijuana; Distribution of Marijuana Within the Proximity of a School

 

Bond Set on Coleman at 15,000.00 Surety

 

 

A total of approximately four (4) grams of cocaine and one (1) ounce of marijuana was seized during the operation.

 

Street value of the cocaine is approximately 300.00

 

Street value of the marijuana is approximately 150.00

 

 

All subjects will be transported to the Pickens County Detention Center where they will await their individual bonds being met.

 

The arrested subjects are not Clemson University students; however the downtown area of Clemson is frequently visited by students from the University.  Knowing this, the Police Department strives to do everything possible to ensure the downtown area is as safe as possible for everyone.

 

 

It was through a collaborative effort of working relationships and agencies coming together that made this a successful operation.