Richland County sheriff’s deputies arrest six for blazing pot on a grill

July 8, 2013 

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Richland County sheriff’s deputies arrested six men last week after they smelled marijuana burning on a grill on an apartment balcony.

Deputies went to the apartment on the 8100 block of Bayfield Road after receiving a tip about drugs from a concerned citizen, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. Upon arrival, deputies smelled marijuana and heard loud talking inside.

No one answered when deputies knocked. After noticing smoke billowing from a balcony, the deputies called the Columbia Fire Department. The fire department put out the fire, and deputies recovered 60 grams of burnt marijuana from a charcoal grill on the balcony, the sheriff’s report said.

The deputies also confiscated four weapons from inside: A Mossburg 12 gauge shotgun; a New England Firearms H&R 1871; a Rock Island Armory 9 mm pistol; and a Rifle Norico SKS, the sheriff’s report said. Drug paraphernalia also was collected from the apartment.

Those arrested were:

Raymond Asberry, 24, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of a school, weapons/possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony.

Kettrele Cooper, 21, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of a school.

Randee Pollin, 23, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of a school.

Cedquan Golden, 21, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of a school.

Derric Randolph, 22, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of a school.

Pierre Wilson, 20, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half mile of a school and weapons/sale or delivery of pistol to and possession by certain persons unlawful, and stolen pistol.

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