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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Additional Arrest in First Drug Round-Up of 2023


Lee Roy Witt


Levarick Shawntauius Ware


(Walhalla, SC)---------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing today an additional arrest in the first drug round-up of 2023.


The Sheriff’s Office began the operation with a meeting and briefing at 8:30am, on Tuesday, February 7th, at the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla.


The Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants on 22 subjects. The arrest warrants were obtained based on controlled purchases of narcotics by undercover operatives working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office. Among the narcotics purchased during the controlled buys were Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Fentanyl, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Prescription Medication.


As of 9am today, 21 subjects had been arrested so far and/or were already in jail and will or have been served their warrants. Here is the name of the additional subject arrested:


Lee Roy Witt

48 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count

Witt was arrested after a traffic stop by the Westminster Police Department Thursday afternoon at the intersection of West-Oak Highway and Cedar Street.

Witt was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 3:26pm Thursday.

At this time, Witt remains in jail. Witt received a combined $75,000 surety bond on the Sheriff’s Office charges.

Witt has also been served with a warrant for a Probation Violation by the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.


The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Westminster Police Department for their partnership and help in the Sheriff’s Office investigation.


The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating the remainder of those who are wanted in our ongoing round-up. Anyone with any information can leave a tip with Crimestoppers online at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com. You don’t have to give your name when you contact Crimestoppers and all information provided is confidential. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward. The names of the remaining suspects are as follows:


Levarick Shawntauius Ware

34 years old

Central, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count


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