Williamston man arrested in drug bust

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A joint effort between the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Williamston Police Department and West Pelzer Police Department resulted in the arrest of a Williamston man on drug charges Wednesday morning.

Anthony Daquan Dean, 21, 18 Brown St., Williamston is charged with distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of a controlled substance proximity of a school and outstanding warrants following the drug bust.

The investigation was a joint effort of Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division and the Williamston Police Dept. Narcotics Unit, according to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor.

Chief Tayler said the arrest helps clean up a problem area for the town and is the result of the mayor’s initiative on commuity partnerships with other agencies.

Dean also had outstanding warrants in Greenville County for assault and battery (3rd degree) involving a mob and has other warrants pending, officials said.. He was also on probation from an earlier arrest.

Additional charges are expected in connection with eight dogs at the location. Authorities said the dogs were possibly being used in dog fights in a nearby wooded area.

Today is Dean’s birthday officials said.