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Posted on: March 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] 11 Arrested on 24 Charges in 'Operation Black Highway'

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YORK COUNTY, SC - After increasing complaints from citizens about illegal drug activity and larcenies of items from homes in the Western York County area, York County Deputies, Detectives and Investigators with the York County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit took action.

On March 7, 2018, during a saturation patrol dubbed “Operation Black Highway”, officers arrested 11 people on 24 different charges.

Two shotguns, one of which was sawed-off below the legal limit and one handgun were seized. Also, 36 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin, marijuana, and narcotic pills were confiscated.  More than $1,700 was also seized in the operation.

The following suspects were arrested and charged:

  • Brian Howard Wilson:     
    • Driving Under Suspension
    • Expired Vehicle License
    • Possession of Marijuana
    • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Michael Lee Conley:             
    • Trafficking Methamphetamine over 20 grams
    • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Violent Crime
    • Driving Under Suspension
    • Habitual Traffic Offender
  • Randy Kieth Putnam:              
    • Possession With Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
    • Possession of Schedule III Narcotics
  • Steven Kyle Faris:              
    • Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
    • Driving Under Suspension
  • Randy Cornelio:              
    • Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine 2nd Offense
    • Possession of Heroin 2nd Offense
  • Alisha Michelle McGaha:              
    • Possession of Methamphetamine
    • Possession of Marijuana
  • Dusty Walker Capps:                  
    • Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
  • Waylon Shane Neal:   
    • Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
    • Possession of Suboxone
    • Possession of Marijuana
    • Possession of a Sawed-Off Shotgun
  • Michelle Marie Dodge:            
    • Driving Under Suspension
  • Ashley Leanne McKnight:       
    • Outstanding Warrants for Shoplifting (2011)
  • Heather Parker:             
    • Outstanding Warrants

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