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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Additional Arrests in the Second Drug Round-Up of 2023


Rebecca Lynne Lance

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


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


The Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants on 26 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, Methamphetamine, and Prescription Medication.


As of 2pm today, 13 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 latest subject arrested:

· Rebecca Lynne Lance

37 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Fentanyl – 1 count

Lance was arrested on October 5th and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 3:09pm. Lance was also served with an outstanding Magistrates Bench Warrant. At this time, Lance remains in jail. Lance was given a $25,000 surety bond on the Distribution of Fentanyl charge.


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:


· Daniel Jerome Watson

39 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution in Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Andrea Martin

51 years old

Anderson, SC

Distribution of Cocaine – 2 counts


· Monica Marie Swafford

46 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 2 counts


· Michael Ray Shead

59 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts


· Webster Maurice Thompson

47 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Cocaine – 3 counts


· Jonathan Nolan Lee Ivester

24 years old

Westminster, SC/Jefferson, GA

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Scarlet Ann Jones

36 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Tavis Demon Barnette

42 years old

Greenville, SC

Distribution of Fentanyl – 1 count

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Kevin Ray Foster

43 years old

Martin, GA

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Patrick Rashon Richardson

38 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Fentanyl


· Benedict A Ramsey

44 years old

Seneca, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 2 counts


· Angela Compton Ibarra

40 years old

Seneca, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine










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