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3 men arrested on drug charges

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Kenneth E. Black, Quinton E. Smalls and Aaron Atkins (Source: Port Royal police) Kenneth E. Black, Quinton E. Smalls and Aaron Atkins (Source: Port Royal police)
Kenneth Black (Source: Port Royal police) Kenneth Black (Source: Port Royal police)
Quinton Smalls (Source: Port Royal police) Quinton Smalls (Source: Port Royal police)
Aaron Atkins (Source: Port Royal police) Aaron Atkins (Source: Port Royal police)
PORT ROYAL, SC (WTOC) -

Three men were charged with marijuana possession after Port Royal police launched premise checks in the area.

Police started patrolling near the Port Royal Apartments after they received several complaints of suspicious activity and unknown people using and selling drugs in the area.

Kenneth E. Black, 24, Quinton E. Smalls, 22; and Aaron Atkins 21, were arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a school or playground, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Police were conducting premise checks on June 25 at the apartment complex and a Neighborhood Enhancement Team made contact with Black, Smalls and Atkins.

They discovered after a preliminary investigation that Black had an arrest warrant on him out of Ridgeland, according to police. Police found marijuana packaged for sale and/or distribution and a large sum of cash in Black's car during a search, according to police. Marijuana and a 9mm gun were found in a search of another vehicle. All three men were then arrested.

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