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Drug Arrest

Drug Arrest


            Daniel Ali Thompson, age 31, of Kershaw, was arrested Monday, April 10, 2017, on multiple drug charges arising out of Operation Fall Harvest, which involved approximately 135 charges against 70 people and wrapped up last October.  Thompson’s warrants from that operation were outstanding, and he had not been located. Agents of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force observed Thompson riding in a car in Kershaw Monday.  A deputy in a marked patrol car stopped the car, and Thompson was arrested without incident.


            Thompson is charged with three counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine, three counts of Distribution of Crack Cocaine in Proximity of a School or Park, and one count of Trafficking Crack Cocaine 10 Grams or More but Less than 28 Grams.  On four separate occasions during March and April of 2016 Thompson sold suspected crack cocaine to an undercover source in the Kershaw area.  One of the transactions involved a quantity of the drug sufficient to result in the trafficking charge.  Thompson remains in the Lancaster County Detention Center after bond was denied by the magistrate.  A photograph of Thompson is attached. 


            “After our big operations we always have a handful of people we cannot locate,” said Sheriff Barry Faile.  “We never quit looking, and, as is the case with Thompson, we eventually find them.  Thompson was arrested Monday on serious drug charges and has other charges pending.  We hope this arrest will keep him off the streets for a while.”