Charlotte K. Berger
CHERAW – Two Town of Cheraw employees of the Cheraw Utilities Department were arrested Thursday by the Cheraw Police Department on drug related charges, according to Cheraw Police Chief, Jay Brooks.
Timothy Dewayne Davis is charged with five counts of distribution of crack cocaine and five counts of distribution of crack cocaine within the proximity of a school.
Jeffrey Douglas is charged with one count of distribution of crack cocaine, one count of distribution of crack cocaine within the proximity of a school, and two counts of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.
“The arrests are a result of a month long investigation by Det. David Watson of Cheraw Police Department and Sgt. Dewayne Gillespie, of the Chesterfield Co. Sheriff’s Office. We found evidence that at least two Town of Cheraw employees were selling crack cocaine,” said Brooks. “I guess it’s just one of those things that happens.” Brooks added that several of these buys were delivered in a Town vehicle.
Cheraw Town Administrator, Bill Taylor, said, “It is regrettable that this happened, but it is good that our Cheraw Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office investigated and apprehended them. It is a sad situation because they both were very good employees. People make mistakes but we can’t tolerate such actions when it affects the Town and the community.”
Both suspects are currently in custody in the Cheraw Police Department Jail. Brooks added that both Davis and Douglas are each under a $25,000 surety bond. The case is still pending, according to authorities.