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


Randall Dain Wooten

Carla Denise Bennefield

(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 on Wednesday morning, February 20th, 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 5pm today, 23 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 persons arrested are below: 

 

· Carla Denise Bennefield

46 years old

Durham Brown Road

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count 

Bennefield was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 6:45pm on Friday, March 15th.  Bennefield was given a $15,000 surety bond.  Bennefield was released from jail, on Sunday, March 17th, after posting bond.


· Randall Dain Wooten

41 years old

Wade Taylor Road

West Union, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts 

Wooten was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center at around 2:01am on Saturday, March 16th.  Wooten was also served with a General Sessions Bench Warrant and a Magistrate’s Bench Warrant.  Wooten was given a combined $25,000 surety bond on the two drug charges.  At this time, Wooten remains in jail.

 

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

 

· Marshall Phillip Sims

57 years old

Avalon Drive

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 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

 

· James Christopher Brown

40 years old

Corinth Drive

Seneca, SC

Trafficking in Fentanyl – 1 count

 

 

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