Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Announces First Drug Round-Up of 2022

Updated: Mar 4


Whitney Jewell Harper\


Thomas Allen Ferguson


Stanley Demetrice Lewis


Sandy Dean Smith



Ronald Kelley Winchester


Robbie Leigh Eades


Mark Vandel Walters


Lori Denise Williams


Margaret Kylie Fitzgerald


Lindsay Brooke Wood


Laderrick Deonta Smith-Manley


Kim Lynn Lyle


Joseph David Marcus

Kristofer Ryan Summerlin


Johnny Albert Roach


Dustin David Stancil


Damion Austin Davis


Garry Lee Coble


Donna Rena McWhorter


Colby Dylan Tompkins


Coy James Broome


Clifford Daniel Ritter


Christopher Lamar Tribble


Charles Lee Hightower


Candace Michelle McMahan


Brandon James Dodd


Ashley Nicole Friedmeyer


April Lynne Webb


Amy Nicole Hill


Alexis Mary Moore


Aaron Scott Gunn


(Walhalla, SC)---------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is announcing today that the first drug round-up of 2022 began this morning.


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


In all, the Sheriff’s Office is 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 5:00pm this afternoon, 10 individuals 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 individuals that have been arrested so far and their charges according to warrants:


1) Coy James Broome

Walhalla, SC

28 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Currently being housed in a South Carolina Department of Corrections Facility


2) Robbie Leigh Eades

Seneca, SC

32 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 Count

Currently being housed in a South Carolina Department of Corrections Facility


3) Kim Lynn Lyle

Seneca, SC

52 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Currently being housed in a South Carolina Department of Corrections Facility


4) Colby Dylan Tompkins

Westminster, SC

30 years old

Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Suboxone) – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 11:05am Thursday morning

Tompkins was released from the Detention Center today on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond


5) Charles Lee Hightower

Westminster, SC

44 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Currently being housed in a South Carolina Department of Corrections Facility


6) Whitney Jewell Harper

West Union, SC

33 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 10:54am Thursday morning

At this time, Harper remains in custody on a $35,000 surety bond


7) Kristofer Ryan Summerlin

Seneca, SC

35 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Currently being housed in a South Carolina Department of Corrections Facility


8) Markus Vandell Walters

50 years old

Pendleton, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Currently in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center after he was arrested on November 5th, 2021 by the Walhalla Police Department


9) Candace Michelle McMahan

Seneca, SC

48 years old

Distribution of Fentanyl

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 12:10pm Thursday afternoon

At this time, McMahan remains in custody on a $50,000 surety bond.


10)Laderrick Deonta Smith-Manley

26 years old

Walhalla and Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:10pm Thursday afternoon

Smith-Manley also had an outstanding Magistrates Bench Warrant


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


· Johnny Albert Road

57 years old

Fair Play, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 2 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


· Clifford Daniel Ritter

23 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Sandy Dean Smith

39 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Lori Denise Williams

42 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· April Lynne Webb

27 years old

Seneca and Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 2 counts


· Alexis Mary Moore

45 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Christopher Eugene Moore

35 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 2 counts


· Ronald Kelley Winchester

54 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· 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