UPDATE, 3:53 P.M. – Authorities have identified the subject of the person that was detained during a search warrant operation in North Augusta.

The incident occurred on the 900 block of Stanton Drive which is a few blocks from Hammond Hill Elementary School.

According to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, Gary Dye is facing charges of Trafficking Methamphetamines, Possession with Intent to Distribute within proximity of a School, Operating a Stash House, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime.

Authorities say that Dye is currently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

This search warrant was a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation. 


NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) – North Augusta Department of Public Safety is on scene near Stanton Drive and West Woodlawn Avenue today after serving a search warrant at a residence there.

A spokesperson says that they were working with an area task force in serving the warrant and that one person was detained during the operation.

Charges, according to the NADPS, are pending the results of the search warrant, as investigators continue their efforts at the premises.

While no shots were fired, according to the NADPS, flashbangs or stun grenades were deployed.

There are no injuries reported in the operation.