Columbia, South Carolina – One person is facing charges after the Columbia Police Department found one person dead due to overdose and three others hospitalized after the officers responded in Columbia apartment complex.
According to the incident report, the four people were found at Latimer Manor, located on Lorick Circle in Columbia, in the early morning hours on Friday around 5 by the Columbia Housing Authority officials.
When the Columbia Housing Authority officials arrived at the scene, one person was already dead due to overdose, while three others were transferred to hospital for treatment.
The Columbia Police Department officials collected evidence for further analyses.
In a tweet later in the day on Friday, it was announced that CPD narcotics officers have arrested and charged a Lakeysha Augustus with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. More charges are pending at this time.
Lakeysha Augustus is charged with Possession w/Intent to Distribute Marijuana. She was detained at Latimer Manor this a.m. & taken to CPD Headquarters for questioning. ** Additional charges are pending ** Follow this social media platform for updates. Booking pic unavailable.
— Columbia Police Dept (@ColumbiaPDSC) February 25, 2022
The Columbia Police Department confirmed three men are at a local hospital for treatment.
A statement from the Columbia Housing Authority said, in part:
Our priorities in this situation are ensuring the safety of our residents and providing helpful resources and/or information to our residents. We are working closely with the Columbia Police Department, specifically Officer D. Washington—who is assigned to Latimer Manor, to knock on doors and distribute information regarding drug awareness.