Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Illegal Marijuana Grow Found in Jackson SC

Jackson, SC (18 November 2020, 1:00 pm) – On October 27, 2020, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office Investigators assisted Jackson Police Department in serving a search warrant for a suspected illegal drug stash house. Officers with Jackson PD and ACSO investigators closed a long term investigation at 302 South Hankinson Street where they found Russell Boyd (27) and Madison Miller (26) in possession of numerous marijuana plants and edible marijuana products. Investigators seized an estimate 14 lbs. of marijuana. 3 minor children (ages 5, 2, and 5 months) were found to be living in the residence with Miller and Boyd who were placed into protective custody with the assistance of South Carolina Department of Social Services. Both Boyd and Miller were arrested and charged with Operating a Stash House, Trafficking Marijuana more than 10 lbs, and 3 counts of Unlawful Neglect of a Child. Both were taken to the Aiken County Detention Center. Both have since been released on bond.

“We see that no community is immune to criminals attempting to gain a foothold with the sale in illegal drugs” said Chief Kevin Liles of Jackson Police Department. “This investigation has been the result of long hours and hard work by the officers of this department as well as continuing our joint partnership with investigators from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.”

# # #