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Aiken Co. investigators arrest man on drug charges

Daryl Antonio Simmons (Source: Aiken Co. Sheriff's Office) Daryl Antonio Simmons (Source: Aiken Co. Sheriff's Office)
AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) -

Aiken County deputies arrested a 39-year-old man Monday who they say was selling drugs near a school. 

The arrest has some neighbors on edge.

"I just fear for my life," a Sharyn Lane resident said after learning about the arrest of his neighbor, Daryl Simmons, on drug trafficking charges.

The neighbor doesn't want to be identified, but said the arrest on his street is just the latest string of incidents that has him worried.

Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt said Simmons was arrested after a three-month-long investigation that neighbors originally tipped them off about.

"This complaint was developed from citizens in the neighborhood that did notice suspicious activity and reported it to us," Hunt said. "So we developed an investigation."

That investigation led to a warrant obtained by the sheriff's office for distribution of cocaine, three counts of trafficking cocaine and four counts of distribution cocaine within half a mile of a school.

Inside the home, deputies found 69 grams of cocaine, 17 grams of an unknown white powder and 355 grams of an unknown crystal white substance.

But the investigation isn't closed yet.

"As the investigation continues, we will determine if someone else is involved in this and charge them," Hunt said.

The sheriff said neighbors looking out for each other can cut down on crime and help deputies out.

"If they see something - whether it's drug-related or not - that doesn't look right, we want their input," Hunt said.

If you have information that can help the sheriff's office out, you can call them at 803-642-1761 or head to their website for more information. 

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