Two arrested in downtown Charleston drug bust
Complaints by residents led to a three-month investigation that ended in the arrest of two men accused of selling drugs out of a downtown Charleston apartment, according to Charleston police.
Officers executed a search warrant at an apartment at 31-B Ashton St. and made the arrests Wednesday, police spokesman Charles Francis said.
Ashton Street is a short road running parallel with Spring Street off Hagood Avenue.
Officers confiscated 32 grams of cocaine, 8.5 grams of heroin, 16 bindles of heroin and about $1,200 in cash during the search, Francis said. Undercover officers also bought 1.43 grams of cocaine and 6.20 grams of cocaine base during the investigation, he said.
Dean Nelson Seagers, 32, of Ranger Drive, North Charleston, was charged with two counts of the distribution of cocaine, two counts of the distribution of cocaine base, trafficking heroin and trafficking cocaine, according to Francis. Seagers is on federal probation for narcotic offenses.
Moses Dennis, 33, of President Street, was charged with the distribution of heroin, trafficking heroin and trafficking cocaine, Francis said. Dennis had an outstanding general-sessions bench warrant for failure to appear in court in a drug trafficking case from 2011, Francis said.
Both men are being held at the Al Cannon Detention Center. Seagersí bond was set at $2 million and Dennisí bond was set at little over $1 million.