Members of two Rock Hill families were in jail Friday night after being arrested in separate incidents as part of an ongoing drug trafficking probe between local authorities and the FBI.
Marvin Brown, commander of York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit, said the members of both families are believed to be "mid-level drug dealers."
"That's why the feds are interested in them," he said.
Police on Thursday charged Demego Antwane Robinson, 32, of 407 Rich St. with multiple offenses, including drug conspiracy, trafficking crack and distribution of crack in proximity to a school, according to the York County Sheriff's Office.
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Robinson's brother, Zhivago Anwah Robinson, 26, of 1410 Bavand Circle was charged Thursday with possession of crack and marijuana, violation of liquor law, driving with a suspended license, distribution of crack and distribution of crack in proximity to a park, the reports note.
Police also charged Laquada Keyann Robinson, 28, of 1025 Glenarden Drive, Apt. D, with offenses that included threatening a public official's immediate family and drug conspiracy, according to reports.
The arrests came as part of an ongoing drug investigation that included agents from the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit, the FBI and Rock Hill Police. The investigation led to the arrests of the Robinsons on Thursday after authorities said Demego Robinson bought a 1995 Mercedes with drug money and conspired with his sister to put the car in her name.
Police arrested Zhivago Robinson as he parked a 2004 Mitsubishi Gallant at 920 Sylvia Circle, where officials seized two bags of marijuana, the report notes. Police also said Laquada Robinson threatened to hurt an officer's child, according to the report.
"We have taped conversations of her threatening to have an officer's 8-year-old assaulted," Brown said.
Brown declined to release the officer's name or discuss the circumstances.
Second family; separate incident
Meanwhile, in a separate incident on Friday that was part of the ongoing joint investigation, authorities charged Michael Anthony Graham Jr., 23, of 420 Walnut St. with three counts of trafficking crack and three counts of distribution of crack in proximity to a park, according to sheriff's reports.
Anthony Graham's brother, Donquita Lamar Graham, 20, of the same address, faces charges including possession of crack, possession with intent to distribute crack and possession with intent to distribute crack in proximity to a park, the report notes.
The men's mother, Cathy Graham, 50, of the same address, also faces charges including possession of crack, according to the report.
Around 8 a.m. Friday, authorities searched the Graham house, where they seized $1,598 from Donquita Graham and found him with nearly 7 grams of crack, the report notes. Authorities also found Cathy Graham with less than a gram of crack and seven Tylenol with Codeine pills, according to the report.
Bond had not been set Friday night for Zhivago Robinson, Demego Robinson or Laquada Robinson. The trio remained in custody at York County Detention Center.
Cathy Graham, Donquita Graham and Michael Graham will be transported to the county detention center by this morning, authorities said.