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16 Arrested In Union Co. Under "Operation Holiday Blues" Drug Bust

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More than a dozen people have been arrested on drug charges, a majority meth related, in Union County Monday. Sheriff David Taylor is calling the county-wide bust Operation Holiday Blues. More than a dozen people have been arrested on drug charges, a majority meth related, in Union County Monday. Sheriff David Taylor is calling the county-wide bust Operation Holiday Blues.
UNION COUNTY, S.C. -

More than a dozen people have been arrested on drug charges, a majority meth related, in Union County Monday.

Sheriff David Taylor is calling the county-wide bust Operation Holiday Blues. They say it has been ongoing for several months.

Deputies say most of the suspects were trying to buy more than the allowed amount of Ephedrine or Pseudoephrine, an ingredient used to make meth.

Investigators say they’ve busted 22 meth labs this year alone. That’s twice as many since last year.

Sheriff Taylor says the county will continue to fight the war on drugs.

He said his team is cracking down on "mules" also known as "smurfs." Those people usually fetch the supplies for the meth manufacturers in exchange for a pay-off.

These people are used now that drug stores are tracking the purchase of the psuedoephedrine drugs. People are limited to 9grams per month.

Below is a list of suspects arrested Monday in Operation Holiday Blues. Additional arrests are expected.

  • Kenneth Lamar Braswell - Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance
  • Rhonda Kaye Ingle - Distribution of SCH 3 Narcotic
  • Steven Lamont Smith - Distribution of Crack, Distribution of Crack w/in 1/2 mile of a park
  • Ashley Danielle Hendrix - Distribution of a SCH 3 Narcotic, Unlawful Neglect of a Child
  • John Henry Holden, Jr. - Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance 2 counts
  • Edward Eugene Boulware, III - Distribution of SCH 2 Narcotic
  • Michael Shane Drew - Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance
  • Wilton Roy McKillop, Jr. - Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance 2 counts
  • Donna Lynn Zelano - Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance
  • Donald Christopher Harvey - Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance
  • Allyssa Nicole Boulware - Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Robert Lewis Briggs - Distribution of Cocaine 2nd Offense
  • Tonya Michelle Boulware - Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance
  • Tabatha Christine Walton - Distribution of a Prescription Drug
  • Brandy Lynn Russell - Distribution of Schedule 2 Narcotic
  • Carrie Elise Faucette - Distribution of Prescription Drug

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