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Police seize 54 doses of crack, arrest three

Posted June 27, 2009

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— A weeks-long investigation led to a raid of two apartments Thursday, in which Greenville police seized 54 doses of crack cocaine and arrested three men.

The Greenville Police Department's Gang and IMPACT units got search warrants for 1306-A and 1306-B Myrtle Ave., which were frequented by a number of people. The department's Emergency Response Team, Patrol Bureau A-Platoon and Greenville Drug Task Force assisted with the raid.

In addition to drugs, officers also seized $368 in cash. They charged the following individuals:

  • Derrick Lamont Morris, 30, of 1306-A Myrtle Ave., with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for drugs
  • Clinton Earl Wilson, 49, of 1306-B Myrtle Ave., with possession of drugs with intent to sell and deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for drugs
  • Nigel Onix Hemby, 20, of 1515 W. 14th St., with possession of drugs with intent to sell and deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia

Additional charges might be forthcoming, police said.

According to state Department of Correction records, Wilson has spent nearly 20 years in prison since 1974 on convictions for numerous drug and assault charges. He was released in April after serving four months after his probation for drug violations was revoked.

DOC records show that Morris was placed on probation in January for a drug violation. His criminal record dates to 1997 and includes convictions for armed robbery and seven counts of second-degree kidnapping.

Hemby got off parole in January after serving four years for an armed robbery in 2003, according to DOC records.

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