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Execution of Search Warrant Leads to Drug Trafficking and Weapons Charges Filed against Seneca Man

Steven Ashley Neal

(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------An execution of a search warrant Wednesday morning, by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, has led to drug trafficking and weapons charges being filed against a Seneca man.

Agents with the Narcotics Division and deputies from the P.A.C.E. (Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement) team served the search warrant yesterday morning at 120 Goddard Avenue, where they placed 57 year old Steven Ashley Neal under arrest.

During the execution of the search warrant, Agents seized approximately 130 grams of Methamphetamine, a quantity of Marijuana, seven firearms and a quantity of cash. Two of the firearms were reported stolen. Investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division will be handling the investigation of the stolen firearms.

Neal, who was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:45pm yesterday, has been charged, at this time, with one count each of Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, along with seven counts of Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime.

At this time, Neal remains in custody at the Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

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

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