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Police Make Another Raid At Transit Mall

Reported: Apr. 16, 2014 11:33 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- Charleston police conducted another sting at the Charleston Transit Mall on Wednesday.

Four people were arrested, and one of those was Steven Lee.

"I'm catching the bus," he said. "Got the dollar in my hand been at it and waiting. It gets here at 7."

But Lee never caught the 7:00 bus. Instead, he and three others were cuffed and taken to city court

"We're not going to stop," Lt. Shawn Williams, with Charleston Police, said. "This is our goal. We've made four arrests so far, for the same types of offenses. Some of the people that you see in handcuffs are the same people you've seen over the last two or three times that we've done this."

Those arrested on Wednesday faced charges including simple possession, outstanding warrants, open containers and trespassing. Lee said he did nothing wrong.

However, police said Lee had open beer cans on him, which is something Charleston police will not tolerate.

"We've been steadfast in our message, 'don't do it in here' and he had open containers," Williams said. "So the message isn't getting to him."

Wednesday's four arrests add to the more than 20 people that have already been arrested during these raids.



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