Wanted man arrested after five-month undercover drug investigation | Crime
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested a West Columbia man who had been wanted for nearly two months on an arrest warrant on a charge of second-offense distribution of crack cocaine.
Deputies say the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team obtained the arrest warrant for 47-year-old Frank Alexander Jones after conducting a five-month undercover investigation concerning the sale of crack cocaine at a home at 3728 Colony Park Lane near West Columbia.
Deputies say they saw Jones walking in the middle of Gillins Terrace Road near West Columbia at about 2:44 p.m. on Friday, August 24, while patrolling the area. Officers recognized Jones as a man who was wanted by the Sheriff’s Department.
According to the report, deputies stopped the patrol car and placed Jones in investigative detention.
Jones who formerly lived at the Colony Park Lane home was arrested on a charge of second-offense distribution of crack cocaine.
Jones was being held on Wednesday, August 29 at the Lexington County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.
In July, NET officers arrested 14 persons on drug charges, including distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and attempted possession of crack cocaine as a result of conducting the undercover investigation, according to sheriff’s deputies.
NET officers initiated the undercover investigation after receiving numerous complaints about drug dealing at the Colony Park Lane home, deputies say.
During the course of the investigation, officers saw as many as 30 motor vehicles in one hour drive up to the home in order to buy crack cocaine at the residence.
The case remains under investigation.
The sheriff said officers might arrest additional persons in connection with the undercover investigation of drug dealing at the Colony Park Lane home.
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