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Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Westminster Man on Trafficking in Methamphetamine Charge

Devon James Turner

(Walhalla, SC)--------------------------------------The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man yesterday on multiple charges, including a charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine.

30 year old Devon James Turner was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 3:10pm. Turner has also been charged with one count each of Possession of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime, Resisting Arrest and Malicious Injury to Property. At this time, Turner remains in custody at the Oconee County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

On Monday morning, deputies from the Civil Unit went to a residence on Sigmon Drive near Westminster in order to serve an eviction notice. During the course of the service of paperwork, Turner went back into the residence and barricaded himself inside of a bathroom.

Additional deputies and officers from the Westminster Police Department responded to the scene. Deputies were able to make contact with Turner and negotiations began. During this time period, law enforcement officers notified nearby residents and resources from the S.W.A.T. were requested. Turner also discharged a firearm inside of the bathroom, which caused damage to the ceiling and the roof.

After a period of time, Turner surrendered and was taken into custody. A search warrant was then obtained for the residence. Based upon evidence gathered as a result of the investigation into the incident, a trafficking weight of Methamphetamine was located inside of the residence and a .40 caliber handgun was located inside of the bathroom.

Turner also had an outstanding warrant on an unrelated charge of Receiving Stolen Goods. According to the arrest warrant, Turner was in possession of a 28 foot enclosed trailer, a Henry J chassis and a 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe, which were located on Longcreek Highway and W. Bennett Road near Westminster.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Westminster Police Department for their assistance in our investigation yesterday.

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