Over the past several months, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit has targeted multiple individuals for manufacturing methamphetamine as well as numerous other individuals for drug conspiracy for their participation in supplying these individuals with items used in the manufacturing process in clandestine meth labs.
Within the past few weeks narcotics officers investigated five different locations, executed five search warrants, arrested and/or charged 24 separate individuals (3 of which are still being sought at this time), seized 13 Meth Labs, and made a total of over 40 charges.
According to Lt. David Baker, “This has been a proactive approach to the growing problems of Meth Labs throughout the community. The Anderson Sheriff’s Office will continue this aggressive approach to combat this festering problem and we anticipate making many more arrests and additional drug-lab seizures in the near future, as this investigation continues.”
Investigators executed search warrants at the following five locations:
Location 1 – 3280 Flat Rock Road, Iva, SC
Anderson Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators discovered six total Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs at this location in various stages of operation. As a result of this search warrant, one individual was arrested and three individuals are wanted:
Michael Preston Pettigrew (58 of Iva) was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine 2
nd offense, drug conspiracy, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Three individuals were not on-scene but are currently wanted by authorities. They are:
Phillip Jason Pettigrew (35 of Iva) is wanted for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Reba Jean Pettigrew (57 of Iva) is wanted for drug conspiracy, manufacturing methamphetamine, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Alicia Nicole Snow (27 of Iva) is wanted for possession of methamphetamine 2
nd offense, manufacturing methamphetamine, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Location 2 – 309 Society Street, Anderson, SC
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office investigators assisted Anderson Police Narcotics Unit with a search warrant at this location and two clandestine labs were discovered. Charges were made on the following:
Carlos Devin Littleton (32 of Anderson) was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine (3 counts), and possession of a controlled substance.
Jonathan Daniel Lecroy (26 of Iva) was charged with loitering to engage in drug activity.
Tia Ashlie Marie Little (28 of Anderson) was charged with loitering to engage in drug activity.
Tabitha Suzanne Roberts (18 of Williamston) was charged with loitering to engage in drug activity.
Jamie Laserra Slone (34 of Anderson) was charged with loitering to engage in drug activity.
Location 3 – 2408 Lullwater Drive, Anderson, SC
Narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at this location and, while an active lab was not discovered, one individual was arrested on scene:
Aleisha Amanda Arflin (34 of Anderson) was arrested for drug conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance.
Not present during the execution of the search warrant was Brian Shannon Taylor (25 of Anderson) who is wanted for drug conspiracy.
Location 4 – 619 Palmer Street, Anderson, SC
Investigators executed a search warrant at this location and found four total clandestine meth labs in various stages of production. Four total individuals were arrested as a result of this search warrant:
Vic Antonio Robinson (34 of Anderson) was charged with manufacturing meth (2 Counts) and drug conspiracy.
Christopher Damon Gillespie (34 of Anderson) was charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and drug conspiracy.
Sherri Lee Simmons (47 of Anderson) was charged with possession of methamphetamine and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.
Jerry Wayne Ratterree (57 of Anderson) was charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Location 5 – 3301 Abbeville Highway, Anderson, SC
Anderson County narcotics investigators located a Clandestine Meth Lab and items used to manufacture methamphetamine in a bag located in a treed area of the apartment complex. Vic Antonio Robinson (same subject as the 619 Palmer Street incident) was found to be responsible for this incident. In addition, another individual was taken into custody from this location:
Crystal Marie Wellwood (34 of Anderson) was charged with drug conspiracy.
Old Asbury Rd and Highway 24 Intersection – during a traffic stop
While conducting a traffic stop at the Intersection of Old Asbury Road and Highway 24 in Anderson, numerous items used to manufacture methamphetamine were found to be within the vehicle and one subject was charged:
Eric Jason Whitten (40 of Townville) was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and receiving stolen goods.
As part of the investigation, additional arrests were made at various locations throughout Anderson County where a search warrant was not executed.
The following individuals were charged with drug conspiracy:
Dakota Bradley Adams (19 of Anderson)
Shawna Ann Gryszel (37 of Anderson)
Terry Wayne Allen (34 of Anderson)
Melissa Martin McAdams (41 of Anderson)
Cassie Christine Allen (43 of Anderson)
Melissa Dawn Hannah (39 of Anderson)
Jamie Harley Allen (20 of Anderson)