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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Additional Arrests in First Drug Round-Up of 2024


Curtis Lee Jones

Tarran Shane Boggs

(Walhalla, SC)---------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing today additional arrests in the first drug round-up of 2024. 

 

     The Sheriff’s Office began the operation with a meeting and briefing at 8:30am last Wednesday morning at the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. 

 

    The Sheriff’s Office obtained 41 arrest warrants on 27 subjects.  The arrest warrants were obtained based on controlled purchases of narcotics by undercover operatives working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office.  One subject was charged with having possession of narcotics while incarcerated inside of the Oconee County Detention Center in 2023 with warrants being obtained after the narcotics were tested.  Among the narcotics purchased during the controlled buys were Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana and Prescription Medication.    

 

     As of today 1pm today, 16 subjects had been arrested so far and/or were already in jail and will or have been served their arrest warrants.  The names of the additional arrests are below: 

 

· Curtis Lee Jones

53 years old

N. Jenkins Bridge Road

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Distribution of Marijuana – 1 count 

Jones was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 1:14pm on Thursday, February 29th.  Jones was released from jail yesterday on a combined $20,000 personal recognizance bond. 


· Tarran Shane Boggs

23 years old

Keowee School Road/Gammell Street

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

Boggs was arrested and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 6:31pm on Thursday, February 29th. 

 

Boggs was taken into custody after a pursuit Thursday afternoon that began on the Utica Mill Hill on Goddard Avenue and concluded on West-Oak Highway near Thompson Road, which is near Return Church Road.  Boggs was charged with one count each of Failure to stop for a Blue Light, Reckless Driving, Driving under Suspension and Resisting Arrest in relation to the pursuit.  The arrest warrants pertaining to the pursuit were obtained by an Investigator from the Criminal Investigation Bureau.  Boggs was also issued a citation for Simple Possession of Marijuana due to a quantity of Marijuana that was discovered inside of the vehicle.  A female passenger in the vehicle that Boggs was driving was also cited for Simple Possession of Marijuana, Minor in Possession of Alcohol and for a Broken Seal on a Liquor Bottle.  The female passenger was released from the scene.

 

At this time, Boggs remains in jail pending a bond hearing.

 

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:

 

· Benjamin Daniel Lusk

49 years old

Rock Crusher Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution in Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Carla Denise Bennefield

46 years old

Durham Brown Road

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count  

 

· Marshall Phillip Sims

57 years old

Avalon Drive

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Chad Byron Holloway   

49 years old

Gail Court

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Prescription Medication – 1 count

 

· Angel Dawn Holloway

34 years old

Gail Court

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Prescription Medication – 1 count

 

· Antonio Aminika Hunter

47 years old

Nebo Church Road

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Prescription Medication – 1 count

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts

 

· Joshua Eugene Reece

38 years old

East Main Street

Walhalla, SC  

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

 

· Randall Dain Wooten

41 years old

Wade Taylor Road

West Union, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts  

 

· Katlyn Alexus McMahan

24 years old

Martin Creek Road

Seneca, SC

Possession of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Possession of Contraband in a Detention Center – 1 count

 

· Deanna Michelle Smith (Addis)

43 years old

Rock Crusher Road

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count 

 

· James Christopher Brown

40 years old

Corinth Drive

Seneca, SC

Trafficking in Fentanyl – 1 count

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