Two arrested in Five Points drug investigations

cwinston@thestate.comSeptember 9, 2013 

— Separate drug investigations in Five Points over the weekend led to two Columbia Police Department arrests.

Timothy Love Jr., 28, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of marijuana, failure to stop on police command, pedetrian under the influence of alcohol or drugs upon a highway and littering.

According to a release from the Columbia Police Department, Love was ordered to shop running in the 700 block of Pavilion Street shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, initiating a brief foot chase. After hiding between two vehicles in a lot off Greene Street, according to police, Love ran into the street. During the chase, officials say he threw a bag that contained cocaine onto the ground. A second bag was found in the parking lot that tested positive for marijuana.

An hour later, in the 800 block of Harden Street, a Columbia police officer discovered marijuana, cocaine and more than $1,200 on a search of a suspect. Kelly Cokley, 24, was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana and manufacturing/ distribution of cocaine..

Both suspects were transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

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