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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Salem Man on Drug Trafficking Charge after Traffic Stop

Jeremy David Larkin

(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------A traffic stop in the Tamassee area over the Labor Day weekend led to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office filing multiple charges against a Salem man, including a charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine.

According to the case report, approximately 29 prescription pills (Clonazepam, according to the arrest warrant) were seized along with approximately 13.5 grams of Methamphetamine.

49 year old Jeremy David Larkin of Elliot Drive was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime. Larkin was also issued citations on charges of an Open Container in a Vehicle, Driving under Suspension, Failure to Maintain Insurance on a Vehicle, Operating an Unregistered Vehicle and Improper Use of a License Plate.

A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division initiated a traffic stop on N. Highway 11 near Flat Shoals Road after being notified that a license plate on a black Acura vehicle was registered to a Honda Accord

The deputy made contact with the driver, identified as Larkin. After confirming that Larkin’s license was suspended, the deputy arrested Larkin. A female passenger inside of the vehicle was released from the scene.

During the course of the investigation, the deputy located a medication bottle, which did not have a label, on Larkin’s person that contained a quantity of prescription medication that Larkin did not have a prescription for.

During the search of the vehicle, a quantity of Methamphetamine was located inside of the vehicle, along with a firearm and a beer can that was open. The firearm and the narcotics were placed into evidence and Larkin was transported from the scene.

Larkin was released from the Oconee County Detention Center today after posting bond. Larkin was given a $5,000 surety bond on the narcotics charges and the weapon charge. Larkin was given a combined $1,400.00 personal recognizance bond on the remaining charges filed by the Sheriff’s Office.

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