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


Whitney Sloan Peay



William David Gunn



Tyler Ray Spearman



Teresa Lynn Worley



Mitchell Adair Sloan



Matthew Lee Thompson



Mark Evan Medlin



Lori Denise Williams



Kermit Eugene Moss



Justin Marshall Gunn



Joshua James Witherington



James Gus Orr, Jr.



James Earl Webb



David Wayne Howard



Dylan Trevor Bernard



Benjamin Eric Ramey



Barry Dee Palmer II



Christina Ann Henson



Ann Marie Ballard



Shasta Denard Richardson


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


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


The Sheriff’s Office obtained arrest warrants on 20 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 by undercover operatives were Fentanyl, Methamphetamine, Heroin, LSD, and Ecstasy.


As of 11:00am today, seven 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) Ann Marie Ballard

Seneca, SC

59 years old

Distribution of Heroin – 4 counts

Ballard was also charged with one count of Trafficking in Heroin in regards to approximately 6.36 grams of being located on her person during her arrest yesterday.

Ballard was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 2:30pm Thursday.

At this time, Ballard remains in jail on a combined $300,000 surety bond.


2) Matthew Lee Thompson

Seneca, SC

42 years old

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count

Thompson has also been charged with one count of Possession of Methamphetamine in regards to approximately 1.39 grams of Methamphetamine being located on his person during his arrest yesterday.

Thompson was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:43pm Thursday and remains in jail, at this time, on a combined $100,000 surety bond.


3) Mark Evan Medlin

35 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count

Medlin was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 9:54pm on Friday.

At this time, Medlin remains in jail on a $50,000 surety bond.


4) Benjamin Eric Ramey

Seneca, SC

40 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Currently in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center after he was arrested on August 11st, 2022 by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.


5) Dylan Trevor Bernard

Westminster, SC

22 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Currently being housed in a South Carolina Department of Corrections Facility


6) Kermit Eugene Moss

Seneca, SC

46 years old

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Currently in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center after he was arrested on August 13th, 2022 by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.


7) Whitney Sloan Peay

Westminster, SC

31 years old

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count

Currently being housed in a South Carolina Department of Corrections Facility


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:


· David Wayne Howard

40 years old

Westminster, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count


· James Gus Orr, Jr.

53 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution in Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Justin Marshall Gunn

36 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 3 counts

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Joshua James Witherington

42 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Mitchell Adair Sloan

39 years old

Seneca, SC

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Barry Dee Palmer II

33 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count

Distribution of Fentanyl – 1 count

Trafficking in Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Teresa Lynn Worley

54 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Tyler Ray Spearman

21 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Distribution of Ecstasy – 1 count

Distribution of LSD – 1 count


· Christina Ann Henson

37 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· William David Gunn

37 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· James Earl Webb

26 years old

Westminster, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count

Distribution of Heroin – 1 count


· Shasta Denard Richardson

40 years old

Seneca, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count


· Lori Denise Williams

42 years old

Walhalla, SC

Distribution of Methamphetamine – 1 count






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