West Columbia man charged in drug case

A West Columbia man accused of drug trafficking charges is also accused of neglecting a child after Lexington County narcotics agents stopped him during a drug investigation.

Curley Brooks, 44, is charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking crack, and unlawful neglect of a child, according to arrest warrants.

“Agents from the county’s Narcotics Enforcement Team, along with State Law Enforcement Division agents, were working a case on Glenn Road in Gaston Saturday when they received word cocaine would be in Brooks’ truck,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “They stopped the truck and recovered more than 400 grams of cocaine from the passenger seat.”

Agents found more than 15 grams of crack in the truck’s backseat, according to Koon.

“Brooks had a young child in the car with the drugs, which led to the unlawful neglect of a child charge,” Koon said.

Brooks was arrested on the scene of the traffic stop on Glenn Road. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.