"Operation Opioid Battle" In Oconee

Eight arrested on various charges

Patrick Gentry
August 02, 2018 - 2:42 pm
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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Seneca Police Department executed two search warrants Tuesday in the Seneca area in relation to “Operation Opioid Battle.”

The search warrants were executed at two separate locations, one on Brookwood Drive near Seneca and the other on Daniel Avenue inside the city limits of Seneca.  The search warrants were obtained based upon the controlled purchases of narcotics from both locations by Narcotics Agents of both agencies, which involved the purchase of Heroin as well as Methamphetamine.

In all, eight individuals were arrested as part of the execution of the search warrants.  The names of those arrested and their charges according to arrest warrants are listed below:
 

Phillip Cobb

Seneca, SC

56 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count

Possession of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 9:54am on Tuesday, July 31st by the Seneca Police Department

Remains in Custody at the Detention Center at this time on a combined $80,000 surety bond

Cobb was also booked in on two Municipal Bench Warrants (Seneca and Salem)

 

Sherry Nicole McAlister

Seneca, SC

32 years old

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:32am on Tuesday, July 31st by the Seneca Police Department on a Seneca Municipal Bench Warrant

McAlister remains in custody at the Detention Center at this time

 

Phillip Rodney Smith

West Union, SC

32 years old

Distribution of Heroin – 3 counts

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 12pm on Tuesday, July 31st by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office

Remains in custody at the Detention Center at this time on a combined $100,000 surety bond

 

Tyler Scott McMahan

Seneca, SC

27 years old

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count

Possession of Heroin – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:08pm on July 31st by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office

McMahan received a combined $45,000 surety bond and was released from the Detention Center after posting bond on August 2nd

 

Joseph Eugene Willoughby

Seneca, SC

32 years old

Possession of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Possession of a Stolen Weapon – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:14pm on Tuesday, July 31st by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office

Willoughby received a combined $15,000 surety bond and remains in custody at the Detention Center at this time

 

Brandon Paul Anderson

Seneca, SC

25 years old

Possession of Heroin – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:21pm on Tuesday, July 31st by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office

Anderson was given a $10,000 surety bond and was released from the Detention Center on August 2nd after posting bond
 

Carleen Renee Defabbio

Piedmont, SC

26 years old

Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – 1 count

Possession of a Controlled Substance (Xanax) – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 2:09pm on Tuesday, July 31st by the Oconee County Detention Center

Defabbio received a combined $30,000 surety bond and remains in custody at the Detention Center at this time

 

Cassie Marie Wright

30 years old

Possession of Marijuana – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:55pm by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office

Wright received a $615.00 personal recognizance bond and was released from the Detention Center on her own recognizance on August 1st

 

Both agencies are continuing their investigations and due to that fact, no further information will be released at this time.

 

 

 

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