Drug Sweep 2020

OCSO Arrests 8, More Coming

Emily Gill
February 14, 2020 - 9:32 am
OCSO arrests 8 in first drug sweep of 2020, more to come

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Narcotics agents with The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office began the first drug sweep of 2020 Thursday. 

The operation officially began this morning and includes Narcotics Division agents and deputies with the Warrants division. 

The agents were seeking 17 individuals on drug distribution charges involving Methamphetamine and controlled substances as well as one charge of Distribution of Fentanyl.

During 2019, undercover operatives, working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office, made control buys of narcotics. 

So far eight individuals had been arrested and/or have been or will be served their arrest warrants. 

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.

Ryan Michael Cooper - 3 counts distribution of meth
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Ashley G. Tanksley - 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance
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Sara Haley Stephens - 1 count of distribution of meth
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Clifford Daniel Ritter - 3 counts of distribution of meth
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Joshua Eugene Reece - 3 counts of distribution of meth
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Samuel Kevin Neale - 4 counts of distribution of meth
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Bobby Anthony Stephenson - 1 count of distribution of fentanyl
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Donald Cleo Pass, Jr. - 2 counts distribution of meth
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Press Release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office below:

(Walhalla, SC)---Narcotics agents with The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office began the first drug sweep of 2020 today.

The operation officially began with a briefing this morning at 8:30am.  The operation included not only agents from the Narcotics Division but deputies from the Warrants division as well.

In all, agents were seeking 17 individuals on drug distribution charges involving Methamphetamine and controlled substances as well as one charge of Distribution of Fentanyl. 

During 2019, undercover operatives, working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office, made control buys of narcotics. 

As of 1:15pm today, eight individuals had been arrested and/or have been or will be served their arrest warrants.

Here is a list of the eight arrestees so far and their charges according to arrest warrants:

43 year old Ryan Michael Cooper, Walhalla, SC

Three Counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 12:41pm Thursday

 

34 year old Ashley G. Tanksley, Seneca, SC

Two Counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Suboxone)

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:37am Thursday

 

25 year old Sara Haley Stephens, Seneca, SC

One Count of Distribution of Methamphetamine

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:38pm Wednesday

Released from the Detention Center Wednesday afternoon on a $20,000 personal recognizance bond

 

21 year old Clifford Daniel Ritter, Westminster, SC

Three Counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:45am Thursday

 

34 year old Joshua Eugene Reece, Seneca, SC

Three Counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine

Currently Incarcerated in Goodman Correctional Institution – SCDC - Columbia

 

34 year old Samuel Kevin Neale, Seneca, SC

Four Counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:59am Thursday

 

38 year old Bobby Anthony Stephenson, Seneca, SC

One Count of Distribution of Fentanyl

Currently Incarcerated – Wateree River C.I. – SCDC – Rembert, SC

 

31 year old Donald Cleo Pass, Jr. – Westminster, SC

Two Counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine

Arrested Thursday – No booking time available currently

 

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.

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