Westminster Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charge due to Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement Operation
(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------A Westminster man remains in jail today, pending a bond hearing, after his arrest last night on Trafficking in Methamphetamine in relation to a traffic stop in Oconee County.
49 year old Lee Roy Witt, of S. Hampton Street, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 9:48pm Tuesday.
Witt’s arrest occurred due to an ongoing joint pro-active criminal enforcement operations between the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office through mutual aid agreements between the two agencies.
A Deputy from the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a Nissan Sedan on Cobb Bridge Road near Westminster yesterday evening. The Deputy made contact with the female driver and Witt, who was a passenger in the vehicle.
The Pickens County Deputy, who is a K-9 handler, deployed her K-9 officer after consent was not given to search the vehicle. The K-9 officer gave a positive alert on the passenger side of the vehicle.
A search of Witt’s person produced approximately 202.4 grams of Methamphetamine. Witt was placed under arrest and custody of Witt was turned over to a Uniform Patrol Deputy with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. The female driver was released from the scene.
Based upon evidence that was gathered during the investigation, an arrest warrant against Witt was obtained on the drug trafficking charge.
Witt was previously arrested on June 22nd of this year on charges of Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Distribution of Methamphetamine in relation to the first Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Drug Sweep of 2023. Witt was out of jail on bond before his arrest last night.
“Pro-active criminal enforcement operations, and interagency cooperation, are critical in making our counties safer for our citizens,” says Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “I am grateful to Sheriff Clark and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for their partnership in this operation and for the cooperation in previous investigations that both agencies have shared.”