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For Immediate Release

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April 14, 2011 DUSM Amanda Lyons, District of South Carolina  
(803) 765-5479
U.S. Marshals “Cash Out” Suspected Drug Dealer

Columbia, SC – Alfonda Jamison, AKA: “Big Al” of Orangeburg, SC was arrested by Operation Intercept, the U.S. Marshals fugitive led task force at 788 Sprinkle Avenue on Wednesday April 13. Jamison was sought on a Federal Arrest Warrant for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana.

Operation Intercept was contacted by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 4, 2011 to aid in the location and apprehension of Jamison. Operation Intercept developed information leading them to Orangeburg where Deputy U.S. Marshals, Orangeburg and Richland County Sheriff’s Deputies, SLED, and DEA observed Jamison in the residence. Operation Intercept and their law enforcement partners apprehended Jamison inside the residence without incident.

Jamison was transported to Lexington County Detention Center where he awaits future court proceedings.
Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for South Carolina stated, “Felons of this magnitude are a danger to our citizens. Drugs and guns are a menace to the neighborhoods our law abiding citizens live in. I am proud our combined law enforcement efforts have taken this fugitive off the streets. Jamison will now have his day in court.”

All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In fiscal 2010, the Marshals arrested more than 36,100 federal fugitives, clearing 39,400 felony warrants and arrested 11,072 sex offenders.  Marshal’s Service-led task forces like South Carolina’s Operation Intercept arrested 81,900 state and local fugitives, clearing 108,200 felony warrants. Locally, Operation Intercept arrested over 2,500 South Carolina fugitives during that same period.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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