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Lexington man arrested with drugs, cash after citizen's call to report suspicious activity

Lexington, SC (May 9, 2019) – Chief Terrence Green said Thursday that the Lexington Police Department has arrested Sammy Lee Sadik, age 46 of Lexington after he was found to be in possession of multiple controlled substances and narcotics recently. He also had a large amount of cash that was discovered during an investigation by officers last month.

On Monday, April 15, 2019, at approximately 7:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Coventry Drive in the Coventry neighborhood. They were there regarding an anonymous call about several white males who were standing at the trunk of a vehicle. The caller said it appeared as if they may have been involved in a possible narcotics transaction.

When the responding officers arrived, they began speaking with Sammy Sadik, the owner of the vehicle who was standing in the roadway. While talking with him, officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained, and a search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of multiple types of narcotic pills. Officers also located a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. They then located numerous vacuum sealed bags containing marijuana, multi-colored pills believed to be ecstasy and a bag containing suspected psilocybin mushrooms. Additionally, $25,015 was found inside the vehicle and that was seized as part of this investigation.

As a result of this investigation, Sammy Sadik was arrested on ten warrants. He was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled I to V Substance, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms, P.W.I.D. Marijuana, P.W.I.D. Cocaine, P.W.I.D. Ecstasy, P.W.I.D. Schedule II Controlled Substance, P.W.I.D. Schedule II Controlled Substance, P.W.I.D. Schedule IV Controlled Substance and P.W.I.D. Schedule IV Controlled Substance.

Sammy Sadik was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center. He later appeared in Lexington County Bond Court and a judge set his bond at $61,087.50.

Chief Green said, “Neighborhood safety and crime prevention starts with everyone being involved. If you see something or someone suspicious, please give our officers a call. This case highlights the importance of always being vigilant, never assume it’s not what you think it might be and calling immediately so that officers can respond to handle the call.”

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