Community complaints lead to six arrested in drug bust

Community complaints lead to six arrested in drug bust

GASTON, SC (WIS) - Lexington County Sheriff's deputies arrested six people on drug charges after serving a warrant at a home on Meadowfield Road in Gaston Wednesday.

Sheriff Jay Koon says the department's narcotics unit was responding to community complaints about drug-related activity at the house.

"While on scene, investigators discovered a wide variety of drugs and took the individuals into custody," Koon said.

Arrested: 

  • John Paul Johnson, 31, Gaston: Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic (Clonazepam), Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic (Vyvanse), Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Kayla Denean Martin, 25, Lexington: Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic (Clonazepam), Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic (Vyvanse and Xanex), Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Robert Joe McDaniel, 32 Gaston: Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic (Clonazepam), Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic (Vyvanse), Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Christopher Travis Ussery, 34, West Columbia: Trafficking ICE, Possession of a weapon during a violent crime
  • Katie Jumper Vinson, 30, West Columbia: Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic (Clonazepam), Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic (Vyvanse), Possession of Methamphetamine, Introduction of contraband into a jail facility
  • Justin Shane Whiteside, 26, Lexington: Possession of less than 28 grams of marijuana

All six are awaiting a bond hearing at the Lexington County Detention Center.

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