Aiken Department of Public Safety officers arrested three suspects for multiple drug- and firearms-related offenses Tuesday afternoon.
The officers were conducting a routine patrol of a local motel located on the 1800 block of Richland Avenue West, when they observed two subjects sitting in a vehicle parked in front of the motel. The officers observed one of the suspects hastily exit the parked vehicle and attempt to leave the scene as they approached.
The officers were able to make contact with the occupant of the vehicle as well as the individual who had left the vehicle. During the investigation quantities of Methamphetamine, controlled prescription medications, and a firearm was located inside the vehicle. Officers obtained and executed a search warrant for a room connected with the suspects. Officers located large quantities of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, additional controlled substances, and weapons inside the motel room.
The occupant of the motel room, identified as 19-year-old Jeffrey Tyler Wood of Aiken, was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine within ½ Mile of a School, Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime, and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
The occupants of the vehicle were identified as 37-year-old Stacey Marie Edgerley of Wagener, South Carolina, and 22-year-old Colby Tyler Reed of Bath, South Carolina.
Edgerley was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and Providing False Information.
Reed was charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana within ½ Mile of a School, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Prescription Drug without a Prescription, and Providing False Information.
All three suspects are currently being held in the Aiken County Detention Center.