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


Benedic A Ramsey

Webster Maurice Thompson

Angela Compton Ibarra

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


The Sheriff’s Office began the operation with a meeting and briefing at 8:30am on Thursday morning, September 28th 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 1pm today, 16 subjects had been arrested so far and/or were already in jail and will or have been served their warrants. Here are the names of the latest suspects arrested:

· Webster Maurice Thompson

47 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Cocaine – 3 counts

Thompson was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 3:47pm on Tuesday, October 10th. At this time, Thompson remains in jail on a combined $75,000 surety bond.


· Angela Compton Ibarra

40 years old

Seneca, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count

Ibarra has also been charged with one count of Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime – 1 count

Ibarra was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:47am on Wednesday, October 11th. At this time, Ibarra remains in jail on a combined $30,000 surety bond.


· Benedict A Ramsey

44 years old

Seneca, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 2 counts

Ramsey has also been charged with one count of Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime and one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine.

Ramsey was also served arrests warrants on one count each of Forgery and Financial Transaction Card Fraud in relation to two separate fraud investigations conducted by the Fraud Unit of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

At this time, Ramsey remains in jail on a combined $134,250.00 surety 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 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


· 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



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