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52 indicted in Upstate drug trafficking operations; 3 still wanted

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(Source: Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office)
Andrew Moran, Christopher Taylor and William Lyday are still wanted on the indictments. (Source: Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office) Andrew Moran, Christopher Taylor and William Lyday are still wanted on the indictments. (Source: Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office)
PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

More than 50 people were indicted on drug trafficking charges in the Upstate on Friday.

Attorney General Alan Wilson said 35 of the people were involved in a marijuana and prescription drug operation, while the other 17 were dealing in meth.

The busts were dubbed "Chill Factor" for the methamphetamine indictments and "Loud Tiger" for the prescription drugs and marijuana indictments.

Wilson said the indictment for marijuana and prescription drug trafficking alleges that starting in 2009 the individuals were involved in a ring that transported and disturbed thousands of pounds of marijuana and prescription drugs throughout Greenville, Pickens and Oconee counties.

The meth trafficking indictments allege that since 2011, the 17 people conspired to bring the drug into the Upstate and distribute it, according to Wilson. 

Wilson said trafficking more than 400 grams of meth is punishable by 25-30 years in prison and a $200,000 fine.

Of the 52 indicted, three are still wanted: 27-year-old Andrew Moran, 30-year-old Christopher Taylor and 29-year-old William Lyday.

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