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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Additional Arrest in Second Drug Round-Up of 2022

Shasta Denard Richardson

(Walhalla, SC)---------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing today an additional arrest in the second drug round-up of 2022.

The Sheriff’s Office began the operation on Thursday, September 1st with a meeting and briefing at 9:00am at the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants on 20 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 by undercover operatives were Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Heroin, LSD, and Ecstasy.

As of 11am today, seventeen individuals had been arrested so far and/or were already in jail and will or have been served their warrants. Here is the name of additional suspect arrested and their charges according to arrest warrants:

· Shasta Denard Richardson

40 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Richardson was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:49pm on Friday, December 9th. Richardson was released from jail, on December 10th, after receiving a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.

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 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:

· James Gus Orr, Jr.

53 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution in Methamphetamine – 1 count

· Christina Ann Henson

37 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

· Lori Denise Williams

42 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

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