OCSO Announces More Arrests

In First Drug Sweep of 2020

Emily Gill
June 03, 2020 - 2:09 pm
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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing additional arrests today in the first drug sweep of 2020.

The operation officially began with a briefing at 8:30am on Thursday, February 13th.  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.  

The additional arrests being announced today brings the total number of suspects arrested and/or have been or will be served their arrest warrants to sixteen.

Here are the names of the latest arrestees and their charges according to arrest warrants:

Clifford Lee Burgess - OCSO

•    51 year old Clifford Lee Burgess, Seneca, SC 
One Count of Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Xanax)
Burgess also had an arrests warrant on charges of Forgery from the West Union Police Department 
Burgess was booked into the County Detention Center around 9:08am on Tuesday, June 2nd  
Burgess was released from the Detention Center on his own recognizance on Wednesday, June 3rd on a combined $10,440 personal recognizance bond

Harold Dee Morton - OCSO

•    43 year old Harold Dee Morton, Seneca, SC
Distribution of Methamphetamine 
Morton was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 3:05am on Monday, May 25th
Morton was released from the Oconee County Detention Center on Tuesday, May 26th after posting bond.  He was given a $15,000 surety bond. 

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation and in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation, no further information, including names of other suspects being sought, will be released at this time.

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