Two Camden men have been charged with trafficking crack cocaine following a six-month investigation, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say they began investigating Katrell Cooke, 36, and Tarik Omar Shiggs, 32, earlier this year.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, both Shiggs and Cooke have been charged with multiple counts of trafficking crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine in proximity to a school.
“Over time, several large crack cocaine buys were made from both Shiggs and Cooke,” according to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.
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Shiggs has prior arrests for numerous traffic offenses, several narcotics arrests, armed robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary, kidnapping and trafficking cocaine, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Cooke has multiple arrests for distribution of crack cocaine, distribution of crack cocaine in proximity to a school, multiple arrests for resisting arrest, hindering an officer, disorderly conduct, multiple arrests for possession of crack cocaine, assault and battery, simple assault, burglary, lynching, assault and battery with intent to kill, breach of peace, threatening the life of a person or family of official and other minor offenses, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Shiggs and Cooke are being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center.