South Carolina Fugitives Wanted in Connection with Violations of Federal Drug Trafficking Laws
|FBI Columbia June 20, 2011|
David A Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Columbia Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today that the FBI is seeking assistance from the public in locating the following federal fugitives:
- Rodriquez Darnell Mealing, a/k/a Dreke, a/k/a Boss G — age 26
- Reginald Van Bennett, a/k/a Tonk — age 26
- Derrick Russell Boyles, a/k/a Bootsie — age 27
- Aaron Eugene Caughman, a/k/a Ace — age 23
- Hampton Milton Caughman, a/k/a Dirt — age 33
- Raheem Akbar Majeed, a/k/a Mitch — age 26
- Ryan Lamar Dixon, a/k/a Big Gee — age 32
- Bryan Renardo Dixon, a/k/a Big Sue, a/k/a Tootie — age 28
If anyone has information concerning their location, please call the Columbia Office of the FBI at 803-551-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
These fugitives are wanted in connection with violations of federal drug trafficking laws. Their cases are new, but are related to a federal investigation in which 116 defendants were charged in 2009 following a series of court authorized, FBI-monitored wiretaps over multiple phones in the Columbia area. This case uncovered a vast conspiracy of local drug dealers who were obtaining large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine from Mexican suppliers and then distributing it in Richland and Lexington Counties. The case has received some local media attention and was profiled in an extensive article in the Los Angeles Times on April 17, 2011.
SAC Thomas would like to thank all the agencies that have assisted in this investigation. The case was investigated by the Columbia Violent Gang Task Force, which is comprised of agents from the FBI, The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), and the Columbia Police Department (CPD).
An arrest warrant is based on an indictment or complaint, which is an accusation that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws and, in itself, is not proof of the defendant’s guilt.