Deputies announce drug arrests following several Upstate undercover investigations (2024)

Zach Rainey

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Pickens County Sheriff's Office announces drug arrests following several undercover investigations

NOW HERE’S NIGEL AND JANE WYFF NEWS FOUR AT SIX STARTS RIGHT NOW. COMMITMENT 2024. NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE A SAY IN WHO WILL REPRESENT YOU TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS. EARLY VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. PRIMARY ELECTION IS ON TUESDAY. I’M TANIQUA PINNIX WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. IF YOU’RE VOTING ON PRIMARY DAY, TURNING UP THE HEAT THIS WEEKEND, SATURDAY, WE TOP OUT IN THE UPPER 80S. SUNDAY WE’RE INTO THE 90S. I’LL SHOW YOU HOW LONG IT LASTS. NEW ON WYFF NEWS FOUR AT SIX. I’M ISABEL MAREK IN GREENVILLE COUNTY. COMING UP, I’LL HAVE DETAILS ON A RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT FOR A CHURCH THAT BURNT DOWN LAST JULY. AND WE BEGIN WITH COMMITMENT 2024 COVERAGE TONIGHT AT 6:00. THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY ELECTIONS, JUNE 11TH, JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY. ONE UPSTATE ORGANIZATION IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTING IN THE PRIMARIES. OUR TANIQUA PENNIX JOINS US LIVE FROM ONE OF THE POLLING LOCATIONS IN GREENVILLE, WITH MORE TANIQUA. GOOD EVENING. NIGEL JANE, EARLY VOTING IS OVER HERE IN MCALESTER SQUARE, BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD AND TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PRIMARY DAY IS TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH, AND THE THE WINNER OF THE PRIMARIES WILL MAKE IT TO THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT THIS YEAR, 17 OF THE 37 RACES IN GREENVILLE COUNTY WILL BE CONTESTED ONLY IN THE PRIMARY, WHICH MEANS JUNE 11TH IS THE ONLY DAY VOTERS CAN MAKE A DECISION. NOW, A RECENT POLL OF VOTER TURNOUT BY AGE SHOWS A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUNGER VOTERS 44 AND UNDER, COMPARED TO THOSE 45 AND UP, KATIE SMITH, WITH GREATER GREENVILLE HOPES YOUNG PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THE PRIMARIES ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE GENERAL ELECTIONS. IF THEY TRULY WANT THEIR VOICES HEARD, SHE SAYS. THEY SHOULD VOTE. THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING FOR ARE COUNTY COUNCIL CANDIDATES WHO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT PROPERTY TAXES AND ROADS IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND WHO SERVES ON THE LIBRARY BOARD, WHICH MAKES DECISIONS ABOUT BOOKS THEY’LL SEE THINGS LIKE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE, WHICH IN THIS SESSION HAVE TALKED ABOUT GUNS, ABORTION, FURMAN THEY’VE TALKED ABOUT JUDICIARY REFORM, THEY’VE TALKED ABOUT EDUCATION POLICY. SO THESE ARE THINGS THAT MATTER TO YOUNG VOTERS AS WELL AS OLDER VOTERS. THE GREENVILLE COUNTY DIRECTOR OF VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS SAYS THEY’VE HAD OVER 10,000 PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR’S EARLY VOTING. AGAIN, PRIMARY DAY IS TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH. THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M., REPORTING LIVE IN GREENVILLE, TANIQUA. PENNIX WIFE NEWS FOR TANIQUA. THANK YOU. AND TURNING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE NOW, FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, THE PRESUMPTIVE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE, HAS CONFIRMED THAT HE WILL REVEAL HIS RUNNING MATE AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NEXT MONTH, THE LIST REPORTED INCLUDES NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR DOUG BURGUM, SENATOR MARCO RUBIO AND SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR TIM SCOTT. THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION SLATED TO TAKE PLACE JULY 15TH TO THE THROUGH THE 18TH IN MILWAUKEE. THAT’S JUST DAYS AFTER THE FORMER PRESIDENT IS SET TO BE SENTENCED IN THE NEW YORK CRIMINAL TRIAL. DO REMEMBER THAT WYFF NEWS FOUR IS YOUR HOME FOR COMMITMENT 2024 COVERAGE. THIS ELECTION SEASON. WE HAVE A VOTER’S GUIDE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW ON WIFE 4.COM, AND IT’S ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE WIFE FOUR MOBILE APP. LET’S TURN TO OUR FORECAST NOW A LIVE LOOK FROM OUR LAKE HARTWELL SKY CAM. LOOK AT ALL THAT BLUE I TELL YOU THAT WILL GET YOU READY FOR THE WEEKEND WON’T IT. RIGHT THERE, CHIEF METEOROLOGIST CHRIS JUSTICE IS HERE. HOW IS THE WEEKEND? LOOKING? LOOKING REALLY NICE. ALMOST A CARBON COPY OF TODAY’S SUNDAY BRINGS THE CHANCE FOR AN AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORM. AFTER ALL, I’VE GOT A FORECAST HIGH ON SUNDAY OF 91 DEGREES. WHEN IT’S THAT HOT, YOU HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR A STRAY SHOWER OR STORM. LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. COMPLETE. DRY ACROSS THE AREA. LOOK AT THE SKIES. CLEAR BLUE SKIES. NOT EVEN A CLOUD OUT THERE. LET ME SHOW YOU THE NUMBERS. 86 DEGREES. OUR DEW POINTS 54. WE MEASURE THE MOISTURE OR THE HUMIDITY IN THE ATMOSPHERE BY THAT DEW POINT, ANYTIME IT’S IN THE 60S IS A LITTLE BIT MUGGY. WE’VE BEEN IN THE 70S HERE LATELY, SO THE FACT THAT WE’RE IN THE 50S IS VERY, VERY DRY AIR. LEAD TO A COMFORTABLE NIGHT. LOTS OF 86 IS SHOWING UP HERE ACROSS THE UPSTATE. WE’RE AT 80 IN ASHEVILLE OVER THE NEXT 12 HOURS. LOOK FOR THOSE TEMPERATURES TO COOL ON DOWN TO THE LOW TO MID 60S. GOING TO BE VERY COMFORTABLE TOMORROW MORNING. BUT TURNING UP THE HEAT COMING UP ON MAP OUT STORM CHANCES AS WE GO INTO THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. CHRIS THANK YOU. AN UPDATE NOW ON A HUGE LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE THAT WE REPORTED EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON OUTSIDE A HOME NEAR GREER. WE HAVE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM SKY FOUR. THIS WAS TAKEN ALONG SILVER RIDGE COURT WHERE DOZENS OF DEPUTIES LINED THE STREETS. THIS IS OFF WADE HAMPTON BOULEVARD, JUST OUTSIDE OF GREER, NOT FAR FROM TAYLOR’S GREENVILLE COUNTY DEPUTIES, THOUGH, HAVE NOT GIVEN US INFORMATION ON WHAT THEY WERE RESPONDING TO HERE. BUT OFFICIALS DID START LEAVING JUST AFTER 430. WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED AS WE LEARN MORE. RIGHT NOW, A GREENVILLE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR A WOMAN. THEY SAY ESCAPED THEIR CUSTODY. WE’RE TOLD THAT MARTINA ANDERSON WAS WANTED FOR HAVING AN ACTIVE BENCH WARRANT. SHE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY DURING A CALL ON GALLON STREET WHEN DEPUTIES BEGAN DEALING WITH ANOTHER PERSON. SHE ESCAPED. THEY BELIEVE THAT SHE DOES STILL HAVE HER HANDCUFFS ON ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON WHERE SHE IS IS ASKED TO CALL 911 OR THE GREENWOOD COUNTY CORONER HAS IDENTIFIED SKELETAL REMAINS. THE CORONER’S OFFICE WAS CALLED TO A WOODED AREA ON MURRAY DRIVE YESTERDAY AFTER DEPUTIES FOUND THE REMAINS. THEY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 19 YEAR OLD TYRELL WALLACE. THE CORONER SAYS WALLACE WAS LAST SEEN ON MAY 6TH. NO OTHER DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN UNION COUNTY, A MAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY HE FIRED SHOTS INTO AN SUV WITH A WOMAN AND CHILD INSIDE, HITTING THE WOMAN IN THE HEAD. IT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 1:00 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON ON BELTLINE ROAD. THEY SAY THEY FOUND A WHITE SUV SITTING IN THE ROAD WITH TWO PEOPLE AND A CHILD INSIDE. WE’RE TOLD THE WOMAN DRIVING HAD A GUNSHOT TO THE HEAD AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. AFTER INVESTIGATION, DUSTIN MEDFORD WAS ARRESTED AND IS FACING SEVERAL CHARGES, INCLUDING ATTEMPTED MURDER. A SPARTANBURG MAN IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A YOUNG GIRL FOR TWO YEARS. THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. NELSON LOPEZ IS FACING A NUMBER OF CHARGES RELATED TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SEXUAL ASSAULT BEGAN WHEN THE VICTIM WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD. THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS THE ASSAULTS CAME TO LIGHT ON MAY THE FOURTH AND AFTER AN INVESTIGATION, LOPEZ WAS ARRESTED ON WEDNESDAY. A MAN IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY IS ACCUSED OF HAVING SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH AN UNDERAGE STUDENT. THE BUNCOMBE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS IT’S CHARGED 52 YEAR OLD SAMUEL INGLES. WE’RE TOLD THAT INGLE WAS A TEACHER AT ASHEVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY. THE SCHOOL RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT READS IN PART, QUOTING HERE, WE WANT TO ASSURE YOU THAT THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF OUR STUDENTS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. THE FULL STATEMENT CAN BE FOUND ON WYFF 4.COM. TONIGHT WE ARE GETTING A LOOK AT RENOVATIONS UNDERWAY AT THE ASHEVILLE AIRPORT. THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE AIRPORT TOOK US ON A HARD HAT TOUR TODAY. CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW NORTH CONCOURSE IS PART OF THE AIRPORT’S $400 MILLION AVL FORWARD PLAN THAT WAS UNVEILED BACK IN 2019. WORK BEGAN IN AUGUST OF 2023. OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW NORTH CONCOURSE WILL HOUSE SEVEN GATES AND SIX BOARDING BRIDGES, SPACIOUS GATE HOLD ROOMS, RESTROOMS AND CONCESSION AREAS. IN 17, WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WE WERE GOING TO LOOK AT AND DIDN’T HAVE A VISION FOR WHAT IT WAS GOING TO BE OTHER THAN WE NEEDED TO GROW THE AIRPORT. AND THEN WHEN WE STARTED WORKING WITH OUR ARCHITECTS AND CONSULTANTS, WE STARTED HAVING A VISION AND BECOMING VERY EXCITED OF WHAT THIS IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. AIRPORT LEADERS SAY THE NEW NORTH CONCOURSE IS PHASE ONE. PHASE TWO, WHICH WILL FOLLOW ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF LATER, WILL INCLUDE A NEW SOUTH CONCOURSE IN DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE. THE JAZZ FEST IS UNDERWAY ON THIS FRIDAY. THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE IN THE UPSTATE AND REALLY FROM EVERYWHERE CAN COME AND ENJOY AND LEARN ABOUT THE CULTURE AND DIFFERENT GENRES OF JAZZ. SKY4 GIVING US AN EXCLUSIVE LIVE LOOK. THIS IS ALONG MAIN STREET IN DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE. YOU CAN ENJOY SOME FOOD AND VENDORS. AND OF COURSE, THE HIGHLIGHT IS THE JAZZ MUSIC ORGANIZERS SAY IT’S ABOUT CELEBRATING THE CULTURE, THE RICH HISTORY OF JAZZ IN SOUTH CAROLINA. THE JAZZ PERFORMANCES RANGE FROM NATIONAL, REGIONAL AND LOCAL. AND IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TO JAZZ FEST BEFORE, YOU’RE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE YOUR WAY THERE. NOW, WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT GENRES AND DIFFERENT MIXES OF JAZZ MUSIC HERE, FROM SMOOTH JAZZ TO BIG BAND TO BIG ENSEMBLES TO JAZZ TRIOS AND SOFT SMOOTH JAZZ, THINGS LIKE THAT. SO I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT BRINGING ALL THOSE TO DOWNTOWN AND WE’RE EXCITED TO HEAR IT. IT ENDS TONIGHT AT 10:00 AND THEN BEGINS TOMORROW MORNIN

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Pickens County Sheriff's Office announces drug arrests following several undercover investigations

Zach Rainey

Digital Content Producer

The Pickens County Sheriff's Office announced drug arrests following several undercover investigations in Pickens, South Carolina.(Video above: WYFF News 4 Evening Headlines)The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office recently finished several undercover drug investigations throughout Pickens County. These investigations led to 14 suspects being arrested on 35 separate charges. These arrests covered the Central, Dacusville, Easley, Liberty, Pickens, and Six Mile areas of Pickens County. Out of the 35 charges, nine of the arrests were for drug trafficking, and 12 were for fentanyl distribution. More News: Undercover drug purchase with toddler in car lead to 'dangerous felon behind bars,' deputies sayIt is encouraged for anyone experiencing possible drug-related activity in their communities to contact the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.Suspect's criminal charges are listed below:William Clinton Trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 3rd offenseSale of fentanyl 3rd offense David Houston Trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 2nd offense Brandon Jennings Sale of methamphetamine 2nd offenseSale within proximity of schoolSale of marijuana 2nd offense Christopher Shane Sale of controlled substance 1st offense Jami Jason 4 counts of sale of fentanyl 3rd offense Nathan Douglas Sale of methamphetamine 2nd offenseTrafficking methamphetamine 28-100 grams 2nd offense More News: 'I am not a racist': Upstate man who threatened community activists issues statementDavid Earl Sale of methamphetamine 3rd offense Heather Ann 2 counts of trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 2nd offense Christopher James Sale of methamphetamine 1st offense Charles Edward PWID methamphetamine 3rd offensePossession of a firearm by a person convicted of PWIDPWID methamphetamine 3rd offensePWID marijuanaStephanie Jeannine Trafficking fentanyl 4-14 grams 3rd offenseTrafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 3rd offense3 counts of sale of fentanyl 3rd offense Sale of LSD 3rd offense2 counts of sale within proximity of a school More News: Upstate man accused of sexual assaults on young girl, warrants sayAlicia Marie Trafficking fentanyl 28+ gramsTrafficking methamphetamine 200-400 gramsPWID crack cocaine 3rd offensePossession of marijuana Dale Henry Sale of fentanyl 1st offenseChristopher Anthony Sale of fentanyl 1st offense

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. —

The Pickens County Sheriff's Office announced drug arrests following several undercover investigations in Pickens, South Carolina.

(Video above: WYFF News 4 Evening Headlines)

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The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office recently finished several undercover drug investigations throughout Pickens County. These investigations led to 14 suspects being arrested on 35 separate charges.

These arrests covered the Central, Dacusville, Easley, Liberty, Pickens, and Six Mile areas of Pickens County. Out of the 35 charges, nine of the arrests were for drug trafficking, and 12 were for fentanyl distribution.

More News: Undercover drug purchase with toddler in car lead to 'dangerous felon behind bars,' deputies say

It is encouraged for anyone experiencing possible drug-related activity in their communities to contact the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Suspect's criminal charges are listed below:

William Clinton

  • Trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 3rd offense
  • Sale of fentanyl 3rd offense

David Houston

  • Trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 2nd offense

Brandon Jennings

  • Sale of methamphetamine 2nd offense
  • Sale within proximity of school
  • Sale of marijuana 2nd offense

Christopher Shane

  • Sale of controlled substance 1st offense

Jami Jason

  • 4 counts of sale of fentanyl 3rd offense

Nathan Douglas

  • Sale of methamphetamine 2nd offense
  • Trafficking methamphetamine 28-100 grams 2nd offense

More News: 'I am not a racist': Upstate man who threatened community activists issues statement

David Earl

  • Sale of methamphetamine 3rd offense

Heather Ann

  • 2 counts of trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 2nd offense

Christopher James

  • Sale of methamphetamine 1st offense

Charles Edward

  • PWID methamphetamine 3rd offense
  • Possession of a firearm by a person convicted of PWID
  • PWID methamphetamine 3rd offense
  • PWID marijuana

Stephanie Jeannine

  • Trafficking fentanyl 4-14 grams 3rd offense
  • Trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams 3rd offense
  • 3 counts of sale of fentanyl 3rd offense
  • Sale of LSD 3rd offense
  • 2 counts of sale within proximity of a school

More News: Upstate man accused of sexual assaults on young girl, warrants say

Alicia Marie

  • Trafficking fentanyl 28+ grams
  • Trafficking methamphetamine 200-400 grams
  • PWID crack cocaine 3rd offense
  • Possession of marijuana

Dale Henry

  • Sale of fentanyl 1st offense

Christopher Anthony

  • Sale of fentanyl 1st offense
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