Aiken Cops Arrest Trio After Lengthy Drug Investigation; A Fourth Suspect is Still Being Sought

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The Aiken Department of Public Safety Narcotics investigators have concluded a six-month investigation into numerous individuals selling illegal narcotics on the 100 block of Kershaw Street NE. As a result of the investigation the following individuals have been arrested and charged:

  1. Anthony Davis Coates (42) of Aiken, SC. He was charged with distribution of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine within 1⁄2 mile of a school.
  2. Dezmand Davontaye Williams (23) of Aiken, SC. He was charged with two (2) counts of distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of marijuana, and two (3) counts of distribution within 1⁄2 mile of a school.
  3. Pierce James Cade (22) of Aiken, SC. He was charged with three (3) counts of distribution of crack cocaine and three (3) counts of distribution of crack cocaine within 1⁄2 mile of a school.
  4. A fourth individual, Joshua Devon Pettus, 25, of Neeses, SC (pictured at right)Pettus, Joshua was also identified as a result of the investigation. He is currently wanted for three (3) charges of distribution of crack cocaine and three (3) counts of distribution of crack cocaine within 1⁄2 mile of a school.

Anyone with information related to the whereabouts of Mr. Pettus is asked to contact Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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