Working on tips from local citizens, search warrants were served January 4 at a residence on Haynie Mill Road in Belton. Two grams of methamphetamine and a small caliber handgun were confiscated and six subjects were taken into custody; all were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Two days later, a second warrant was served at a residence on Riley Street in Honea Path. The search revealed the existence of a meth lab and 29 grams of [produced] methamphetamine.
Arrested in Belton were Carley Deann Austin, WF, 20 of Anderson; Alyssa T. Evatt-Loftis, WF, 19 of Belton; Amy Michelle Brewer, WF, 35 of Anderson; Nathan Blake Kelley, WM, 21 of Belton; Adam Marc Stone, WM, 25 of Anderson and Jesse Lee Williams, WM, 24 of Belton.
Bobby E. Morgan, WM, 47 of Anderson was also found to be at the location. Upon confirming his identification, he was found to be wanted by Anderson City Police Department and was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant.
Two children were removed from the Honea Path residence by the Department of Social Services and placed with relatives. Six adults were taken into custody and charged including Kayla Renee Campbell, WF, 31 of Honea Path – Manufacturing, Trafficking and Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine; Christopher Allen Bridges, WM, 29 of Belton – Trafficking and Conspiracy to Traffic Methamphetamine and Mitchell Scott Hipp, WM, 25 of Donalds – Possession and Manufacturing Methamphetamine
Three people were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine:
Marla Gail Kerce, WF, 47 of Belton; Eric Bruce Richey, WM, 30 of Honea Path and Mickie William Broadus Fleming, Jr., WM, 39 of Honea Path
Sheriff John Skipper said, “We appreciate the tips we receive from our citizens regarding drug misuse since these crimes tend to lead to other more violent types of criminal activity. As such, this investigation is still on-going and additional charges may be pending.”