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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Salem Woman on Trafficking in Methamphetamine Charge

Ashley Claire Parmele

(Walhalla, SC)-----------------------------------A Salem woman remains in jail today after her arrest yesterday morning, during a traffic stop, on a charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine.

35 year old Ashley Claire Parmele, of Barker Court, was given a combined $52,715.00 surety bond after a bond hearing yesterday at the Oconee County Detention Center. Parmele was also charged by the deputy with Driving under Suspension and Simple Possession of Marijuana.

A deputy on patrol conducted a traffic stop on a gray Nissan Murano yesterday morning, for a traffic violation, near Crystal Bay Court and Rochester Highway, which is near Newry. The deputy spoke with the driver of the vehicle, identified as Parmele, who advised him that her driver’s license was suspended.

A check with dispatch revealed that Parmele’s license was suspended and that Parmele had been charged previously with Driving under Suspension. The deputy then placed Parmele under arrest.

A female deputy arrived on the scene and searched Parmele’s person. Upon further investigation, a quantity of Methamphetamine was located on Parmele’s person. Parmele was transported to the Oconee County Detention Center. An inventory of Parmele’s vehicle, by the deputy, produced a quantity of Marijuana inside of the vehicle.

Approximately 94.61 grams of Methamphetamine was seized during the traffic stop, as well as approximately 7.56 grams of Marijuana.

Based upon evidence obtained during the investigation, the deputy obtained an arrest warrant charging Parmele with Trafficking in Methamphetamine.

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