Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces Eight Additional Arrests in First Drug Round-Up of 2022


Ronald Kelley Winchester



Lori Denise Williams


Joseph David Marcus


Johnny Albert Roach


Clifford Daniel Ritter


Christopher Eugene Moore


Ashley Nicole Friedmeyer


Amy Nicole Hill


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


The Sheriff’s Office began the operation last Thursday morning with a meeting and briefing at 9:00am at the Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla.


At the beginning of the drug sweep late last week, the Sheriff’s Office announced that they were seeking 33 suspects, with arrest warrants, 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 Marijuana, Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Heroin and prescription medication.


As of 1:00pm this afternoon, 19 individuals had been arrested so far and/or were already in jail and will or have been served their warrants. Here are the name of the latest arrestees and their charges according to arrest warrants:


1) Ronald Kelley Winchester

54 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 6:58pm on Friday, March 4th

At this time, Winchester remains in custody at the Detention Center on a $40,000 surety bond


2) Lori Denise Williams

42 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 9:21pm on Friday, March 4th

Williams was given a $20,000 surety bond. Williams was released on March 5th after posting bond


3) Clifford Daniel Ritter

23 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Ritter was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:30am on

Saturday, March 5th

Ritter was given a $30,000 surety bond. Ritter was released on March 6th after

posting bond


4) Johnny Albert Roach

57 years old

Fair Play, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 2 counts

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 12:37pm on Saturday,

March 5th

Roach’s bond was denied on the two counts. Roach will appear before a Circuit

Court Judge, at a later time, regarding bond


5) Joseph David Marcus

39 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Marcus was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:34pm on

Saturday, March 5th by the Seneca Police Department

At this time, Marcus remains in custody at the Detention Center on a $20,000 surety

bond. A hold has been placed on Marcus by the South Carolina Department of

Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Marcus was also served with a Seneca

Municipal Court Bench Warrant


6) Christopher Eugene Moore

35 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts

Moore was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:09pm on

Saturday, March 5th

At this time, Moore remains in custody at the Detention Center on a combined

$10,000 surety bond


7 ) Amy Nicole Hill

26 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Hill was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:53pm on Sunday, March 6th

At this time, Hill remains in custody at the Detention Center on a $25,000 surety bond


8) Ashley Nicole Friedmeyer

32 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Friedmeyer was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 6:02pm on Sunday, March 6th

At this time, Friedmeyer remains in custody at the Detention Center on a $50,000 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 at 1-888-CRIME-SC, at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com or via the free P3 app that can be downloaded on your smartphone. 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:


· Stanley Demetrice Lewis

36 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Marijuana – 3 counts


· Michelle Doris Long

46 years old

Newry, SC

Distribution of Marijuana – 1 count


· Thomas Allen Ferguson

42 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Brandon James Dodd

32 years old

Walhalla and Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Sandy Dean Smith

39 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· April Lynne Webb

27 years old

Seneca and Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 2 counts


· Aaron Scott Gunn

30 years old

West Union, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Christopher Lamar Tribble

31 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Lindsay Brooke Wood

29 years old

Westminster and Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Donna Rena McWhorter

52 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Dustin David Stancil

27 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Damion Austin Davis

22 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Gary Lee Coble

61 years old

Mountain Rest, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Margaret Kylie Fitzgerald

38 years old

Westminster, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count













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