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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Walhalla Man on Multiple Drug Trafficking Charges

James Franklin Gibson

(Walhalla, SC)------------------------------------The execution of a search warrant Thursday by Narcotics Agents and the S.W.A.T. team of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office led to a seizure of multiple kinds of narcotics and the arrest of a Walhalla man.

31 year old James Franklin Gibson, of Coffee Road, had three outstanding arrest warrants that were obtained by Agents before the search warrant execution yesterday. After his arrest, Gibson was transported to the Oconee County Detention Center and booked into jail at around 1:52pm. Gibson remains in jail at this time.

After the search warrant was executed yesterday, Narcotics Agents seized a quantity of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, LSD and THC edibles.

Based on the evidence gathered during the search warrant yesterday, Gibson has been charged with one count each of Trafficking in Cocaine, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession of LSD.

During yesterday’s search warrant execution, Narcotics Agents seized approximately five and one-half pounds of Marijuana, 120 grams of Methamphetamine, 26.4 grams of Cocaine, 2 doses of LSD and 139 baggies of edibles ranging from gummies to cookies to chocolate brownies and muffins. Narcotic Agents also seized a quantity of U.S. currency and mushroom grow kits that were in active phase.

The three outstanding arrest warrants against Gibson were obtained based on controlled purchases made by undercover operatives working at the direction of the Sheriff’s Office this year.

Based upon those purchases this year, Gibson was charged with two counts of Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone Hydrochloride).

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.

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