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Live5 Most Wanted: Brayant Costen

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Friday, April 1, 2011

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston Police are looking for Brayant Costen.

Costen, 27, is wanted on seven cocaine and marijuana charges and one stolen gun charge. Investigators say Costen has been selling drug in the Poplar St. area in the upper peninsula.

"I guess you can say he's a drug dealer, being he's got five warrants filed for distribution already," said Charleston Police Cpl. Fred Bowie.

Investigators believe the gun that may be in Costen's possession was stolen and given to him by someone else.

"It makes you pretty dangerous if you're in possession of a gun if you have the intent to use it, certainly," said Bowie.

Authorities say Costen's alleged drug dealing has a ripple effect throughout the community.

"Not only do you have dealers, but you also have the users out there," Bowie explained. "The problem with users is that they have to get a money supply from somewhere, that's where all your break ins and your burglaries and some of your armed robberies and incidents like that come from."

Police say they've had conversations with Costen through a third party and several times he said he would turn himself in.

Cops are convinced Costen is laying low. "He's on the run probably being hidden out by people who he knows," said Bowie

Costen's last known address was on Saratoga Road in North Charleston.

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