ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was arrested following a large drug bust in Anderson County.
According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Special Investigations Division arrested Jeffery Willis after finding large amounts of drugs and firearms in his home along Sherard Road in Belton.
Deputies said the following was found:
- 254.5 grams of methamphetamine
- 454.5 grams of cocaine
- 34.2 grams of crack
- 352.1 grams of heroin
- 2,440.3 grams of marijuana
- 21 firearms
In a video released by the sheriff’s office, Sheriff Chad McBride spoke about this drug bust and how the substances are affecting the county.
Willis is facing numerous trafficking and weapons charges, according to the sheriff’s office. This was one of the biggest collective drug busts of the year for the county.
Deputies said there are about five to six overdoses a month in the county.
The sheriff’s office says they come across these drugs all the time, separately, and it’s rare to see them all together in the same bust.
Sheriff Chad McBride says the issue in Anderson is that these dealers will be let out of jail too soon and then go right back on the streets to sell again.
McBride says he wants to see every drug dealer behind bars for a long time.
“A lot of them do not get their bond denied and you see them out within a week or two and of course they’re doing the same thing again,” McBride said. “It’s just like telling a child no, no, and of course if you don’t back up that no with some kind of punishment, they continue to do what they’re doing and that’s what you see with these criminals.”