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Undercover drug operation leads to more than 70 arrests in Sumter County

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SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Sumter County deputies arrested 70 people and say more arrests are coming in an undercover drug operation that spanned over several months.

$108,931 in cash was seized by deputies along with of multiple types of illegal drugs including methamphetamine and heroin. 21 guns were also seized during what deputies call Operation Eclipse.

Deputies say 18 search warrants were executed over a two-day period.

“We have arrested 70 people and more arrests are expected. We still have 20 outstanding warrants,” Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis said.

The sheriff credited the success of Operation Eclipse to the cooperation between various law enforcement agencies from all over the state.

“These men and women worked tirelessly to make this a success,” Sheriff Dennis said. “I am pleased for them that this operation was such as success.”

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) were just some of the agencies who assisted in the operation.

“Any time we have an operation of this magnitude, we solicit the assistance from other agencies,” Sheriff Dennis said. “All of us work together well. We always want to help each other."

Deputies say they hope the arrests will help to deter others from getting involved in illegal activities.

Seventy people didn’t listen the last time we issued a warning,” the sheriff said. “I’d love to say this should end illegal activities in Sumter County but some people have to go to jail before they learn. Unfortunately, others will be arrested.”

Arrested: 

  • Abrams, Chris Burno, 48, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs
  • Abrams, Dwayne Eugene, 26 Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs
  • Archie, Larry O’Brian, 29, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Trafficking Cocaine (2), Contempt of Court
  • Barno, Reginald Lashawn, 33, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Failure to stop for a blue light
  • Banks, Cornicklous, 19 ,Sumter: PWID Crack, PWD Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana
  • Baker, Jessica Ann, 19, Sumter: Trafficking Ice 10-28 mg
  • Baker, Tammy Armeda, 59, Sumter, SC: Mfg. marijuana
  • Benjamin, Denzel Issac, 23, Sumter: PWID Heroin, Poss. marijuana
  • Billups, Tykeem Justice, 20, Sumter: PWID Heroin, Poss. Marijuana, Wanted Person (3)
  • Billie, Frederick Antonio, 32, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (2), Contempt of Court
  • Boyd, Nolis Lionell IV, 27, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (4), Driving Under Suspension, Contempt of Court (2)
  • Browder, Daniel Dale, 36, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Contempt of Court (2), Burglary, Possession of Marijuana 28 grams or less, Possession of XXX, 1 gram or less
  • Brown, Armando Jerrad. 34, Sumter: PWID Cocaine, Possession of a firearm on ABC premises, Possession of Marijuana
  • Brown, David, 50, Lynchburg, SC: Trespassing, Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs
  • Brown, Jason Anthony, 35, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Trafficking Heroin
  • Brown-Spann, Raheem, 26, Sumter: Violation of SC Gun Law, PWID Marijuana
  • Budden, Leandre Dion, 34, Sumter: Weapons and gun charges
  • Burgess, Stephon Delaunte, 21, Dalzell: Trafficking Marijuana, PWID Marijuana
  • Cabbagestalk, Frederick Lavone, 45, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (4 counts), Contempt of Court, Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Champagne. Quadasha Lashay, 23, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs,Narcotics Violation
  • Coleman, Sherman Desmond, 36, Wedgefield, SC: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs
  • Contempt of Family Court, Conspiracy, Trafficking Cocaine
  • Cressey, Reneek Dante, 39, Lithonia, GA: PWID Marijuana, Trafficking Cocaine, Conspiracy
  • Cummings, Brandon Leroy, 27, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs
  • Cutter, Nicole Elaine, 31, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Contempt of magistrate’s Court, Trafficking Methamphetamine or Cocaine
  • Davis, Demetraus Kentrel, 25, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (4 counts), Possession of 28 grams or less of marijuana
  • Dennis, Wilbur Dale, 56, Sumter: Contempt of Magistrate’s Court, Receiving Stolen Goods, Forgery (2)
  • Dondero, Warren Wood, 32, Sumter: Trafficking Ice, 10-28 grams
  • Dowless, Tonya Gail, 25, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Burglary, Narcotics Violation
  • Duncan, Henry Edward, 44, Sumter: PWID Heroin
  • Evans, Charlene Sytiria, 50, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Possession of less than 1 gram of Methamphetamine, Contempt of Magistrate’s Court
  • Ford, Devonte Daquan Tyre, 26, Sumter: Contempt of Magistrate’s Court, Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to Distribute
  • Grant, Marqual Demone, 24, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (5 counts), Possession of 28 grams or less of Marijuana
  • Greene, Andrew Demond, 27, Sumter: Distribution of a controlled substance (3 counts), Trafficking Cocaine (2 counts), Distribution of Heroin (2 counts)
  • Jennings, Calvin, 27, Sumter: Probation Violation, Possession of 28 grams or less of Marijuana
  • Jones, Kibwe Lee Yero, 28, Sumter: Distribution of Crack Cocaine (3 counts)
  • Hayward, Marco Deallo, 29, Sumter: Distribution of Marijuana (5 counts), PWID Marijuana
  • Kinard, Lisa Michelle, 51, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (3 counts), Trafficking Methamphetamine or Cocaine
  • Law, Lydell Wesley, 20, Sumter: PWID Marijuana, Possession of a stolen gun
  • Lane, Demarkus Marquel, Sumter: PWID crack
  • Lee, Nikki Lavaughn, 45, Sumter: Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Leneau, Shalii Daquan, 25, Sumter: Distribution of Marijuana
  • Lue, Courtney Andre, 39, Lavonia, GA: Conspiracy, PWID Marijuana, Trafficking Cocaine
  • Lowery, Jordan Devonte, 23, Dalzell, SC: Discharging a firearm into a dwelling, Shoplifting, $2,000 or less, Domestic Violence, 1st degree, Malicious injury to animals, personal property
  • Lucas, Michael Raheim, 20, Sumter: PWID Crack
  • Major, Trequane Ikeam, 19, Lynchburg, SC: Attempted Murder, Intimidation of Court Officials, Assault and Battery, 1st degree, Contempt of Magistrate’s Court
  • McClary, Calvin Wayne, 51, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (2 counts), Contempt of Family Court
  • McConico, Travis Jr., 32, Manning: Trafficking Cocaine
  • McCoy, David, 62, Sumter: Trafficking Methamphetamine or Cocaine, Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (4 counts), Manufacturing/Possession of Other Substances
  • McFadden, Corey Javon, 35, Wedgefield: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Contempt of Circuit Court
  • McFadden, Tavares Keiwaun, 25, Rembert: Wanted Person (Bench Warrant), PWID Marijuana, Possession of a stolen gun
  • McKenzie, Quincy Lavon, Sumter: Manufacturing, Distributing or Possessing Narcotic Drugs Illegally
  • Mouzon, Elise Yvette, 33, Philadelphia, PA: Possession Methamphetamine, Possession Coke, Possession of Crack, PWID Marijuana
  • Nesbitt, Megan Lynn, 30, Sumter: Manufacturing, Possessing or Distributing Schedule I Drugs
  • Parson, Johnny, 54, Sumter: Possession of less than one gram of Methamphetamine
  • Perry, Ruben O’Neal, 54, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (3 counts), Possession of 28 grams or less of Methamphetamine
  • Prince, Derrick Lee, 36m Lynchburg, SC: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (4 counts)
  • Sanders, Robert Jermaine, 41, Sumter: Contempt of Magistrate’s Court, Contempt of Family Court, Contempt of Circuit Court, Driving under Suspension, 2nd offense
  • Scarborough, Cardellevern, 25, Sumter: Contempt of Municipal Court, Contempt of Family Court, Possession of 28 grams or less of Methamphetamine, Unlawful carrying of a pistol
  • Shannon, Michael Durell, 18, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs, Attempted Murder, Assault and battery, 3rd Degree, Aggravated Assault
  • Simpkins, Danielle, 29, Sumter: PWID Cocaine, PWID Crack
  • Smith, Allan Jerimane, 35, Manning: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (5 counts), Possession of 28 grams or less of Methamphetamine, Contempt of Municipal Court
  • Spann, Devonte Mikyonne, 25, Sumter: PWID Crack, PWID Marijuana
  • Stewart, Maurice Lavern, 28, Sumter: PWID Marijuana
  • Taylor, David, 56, Sumter: Distribution of crack (2 counts), PWID Crack
  • Thomas, Damien Maurice, 37, Sumter: Manufacture or Possession of Other Drugs in Schedule I, II or III
  • Tomlin, Elroy, 55, Sumter: Contempt of Family Court, Fugitive from Justice, Possession of less than one gram of Methamphetamine
  • Wells, Annie Ruth, 50, Sumter: Manufacture, Distribute or possess narcotic drugs in Schedule I, Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (4 counts), Possession of 28 grams or less of Methamphetamine
  • Williams, Charles Desoil Jr., 26, Sumter: Bench warrant (4), Driving under Suspension, 2nd (2 counts),Trafficking Cocaine, 2nd, PWID Crack, 2nd, Possession of Crack Cocaine, 2nd, Possession of Cocaine, 2nd
  • Witherspoon, Carlos Ricardo, 32, Wedgefield: Pointing and Presenting a Weapon, Manufacture, Distribute or Possess Narcotics in Schedule I.
  • Wright, Tearia Leroy, 28, Sumter: Manufacturing and Distributing Drugs (4 counts)

Below is a complete list of the law enforcement agencies who assisted with Operation Eclipse: 

  • Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
  • Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation 
  • Lee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Manning Police Department
  • Richland County Sheriff’s Department
  • Sumter Lee Regional Detention Center
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division 
  • South Carolina Highway Patrol 
  • South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Service
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission

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