By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)——————————-The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals on multiple drug charges as a result of a drug raid Thursday afternoon in the Salem area.
43 year old Richard Dale Cobb and 21 year old Hope Danielle Moman, both of 680 Jocassee Lake Road in Salem, were booked into the Oconee County Detention Center on Friday. Moman was booked into the Detention Center around 1:09pm while Cobb was booked in around 2:26pm.
Officers from the S.W.A.T. team, Narcotics Division, Criminal Investigations and Ranger One, the Sheriff’s Office helicopter, participated in the serving of a search warrant at the Jocassee Lake Road location before 4pm Thursday afternoon. Cobb and Moman were placed in investigative detention at that time. After being questioned and interviewed by deputies, Cobb and Moman were formally charged Friday afternoon.
The foundation for the execution of the search warrant was the purchase by an undercover operative of the Sheriff’s Office of a quantity of marijuana from Cobb back on March 18th at the Jocassee Road location.
During the execution of the search warrant and subsequent search of the property and residence, deputies recovered drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons, and cash.
Besides being charged with distribution of marijuana from the March 18th incident, Cobb was also charged last Friday with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and two counts for possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone and alprazolam). Moman was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and two counts for possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone and alprazolam). Moman also was charged with violation of probation after being on probation from the Columbia area.
Both Cobb and Moman are still being held at the Oconee County Detention Center. Cobb’s combined surety bond amount is $30,000, while Moman’s combined surety bond amount is $35,000.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation.