Six Month Joint Opioid Investigation

29 Warrants Signed, 10 Arrests So Far

Seth Stokes
August 09, 2017 - 5:37 pm

For the past 6 months, the narcotics divisions of both the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Spartanburg Police Department have been conducting a joint investigation into the sale of opioids (heroin, fentanyl, or synthetic opioid). 

As a result of the investigation, warrants have been signed on 29 suspects for offenses ranging from Distribution of An Opioid to Trafficking In An Opioid Substance.  This joint investigation by both agencies is an attempt to decrease the rising number of opioid overdoses.

The round-up of the suspects began this morning, and at present, 10 of the 29 suspects have been arrested. Our narcotics investigators, K-9 deputies, warrant officers, and our SWAT team executed a search warrant at 55 Shady Lane this morning off S. Pine St. None of the suspects were there at the time, and the address is an abandoned house where the suspects buy and use illegal narcotics. 2 hours later, our narcotics investigators and warrants officers went back to Shady Lane and arrested 3 of the suspects at an adjacent residence. Both agencies would encourage the citizens of this county to report any suspected narcotic activity in their neighborhoods.  


1.     Brandy Hope Alexander, W/F, DOB: 102671, 275 Pioneer Place, Spartanburg, SC, 29301  PWID Heroin, PWID Cocaine, Possession of Oxycodone

2.     Willie Dennis Black, B/M, DOB: 021250, 131 Westover Dr., Spartanburg, SC, 29306  PWID Heroin x 2, PWID Heroin Within ½ Mile of A School x 2

3.     Tashane Octavious Dodd, B/M, DOB: 030195, 300 Sunnyside Dr., Apt. C, Greer, SC, 29651 Trafficking Heroin, Distribution of Heroin

4.     Herbert Bruce Gaddy, W/M, DOB: 050371, 420 Clifdale Rd., Spartanburg, SC, 29307 Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine

5.     Staci Lynn Hines, W/F, DOB: 100390, 1710 Blackstock Rd., Pauline, SC, 29374 Distribution of Heroin

6.     Giuynita Ann Jeter, B/F, DOB: 122179, 161 Lincoln Dr., Spartanburg, SC, 29306 Distribution of Heroin x 4

7.     Ryan Dwight Ross, B/M, DOB: 081184, 812 Inman Rd., Inman, SC, 29349 Distribution of Heroin x 3, Trafficking Heroin, Trafficking Heroin 3rdand subsequent offense

8.     Claude Henry Simpson, B/M, DOB: 090454, 118 Austin St., Spartanburg, SC, 29301 Possession of Suboxone, PWID Heroin with ½ Mile of a School

9.     Sharon Louise Streicher, W/F, DOB: 081370, 1779 Bonner Rd., Gaffney, SC, 29341 Distribution of a Schedule II, Possession of Oxycodone ( No booking photo yet

10.   Ted Dean Hatcher, W/M, DOB: 021958, 311 Shoally Ridge Dr., Boiling Springs. SC, 29316  PWID Heroin

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