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Lexington police investigators arrest one, cite two others during drug investigation

Lexington, SC – Chief Terrence Green of the Lexington Police Department said Thursday afternoon that his department has been involved in a drug investigation which resulted in a search warrant being executed recently. As a result of that action, several individuals who were at the residence were either cited or arrested.

Detectives of the Lexington Police Department began this investigation due to complaints of drug activity at a residence in the 100 block of Belhaven Lane which is in the Martin’s Grove neighborhood. This is located off Park Road in the Town of Lexington.

Between December 2019 and January 2020, detectives made several controlled purchases of marijuana from Arden Blaize Breazeale, age 18 of Lexington. This was done with the help of a confidential informant.

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, detectives, along with members of the Lexington Police Department Emergency Services Team (E.S.T.), executed a search warrant at Breazeale’s residence. During the search of the home, detectives found approximately five pounds of marijuana in Breazeale’s bedroom along with numerous items considered to be drug paraphernalia under SC laws.

During the search, detectives issued James S. Marshall, age 25 of Lexington, a citation for Simple Possession of Marijuana. They also issued Sarah Craft Haner, age 62 of Lexington, citations for Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

After his arrest, Arden Breazeale was transported to the Lexington County Detention Center and he has been charged with two counts of Distribution of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

During his appearance at Lexington County Bond Court, Arden Breazeale was given a bond of $22,000.

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