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Deputies: 18 arrested, 12 wanted in Upstate drug roundup

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GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said 46 warrants have been obtained during a drug roundup over the weekend.

Deputies said the roundup of area drug dealers kicked off Thursday morning. So far, deputies said 18 suspects have been taken into custody and 12 more are wanted on outstanding charges.

The roundup is the conclusion of an undercover operation the Cherokee County Narcotics Unit launched eight months ago.

Deputies said most of the suspects are repeat offenders and they hope, with the video evidence they have obtained, there will be " substantial prison time for each of these persons who have been given chance after chance and continue to break the law."

MUGSHOTS: Arrests made in Cherokee Co. drug roundup

The following suspects were arrested and identified:

  • Juliette Jones Worthy - distribution of alprazolam
  • Robert Woodrow Whelchel - distribution of methamphetamine, third offense
  • Lisa Conner Frazier - distribution of marijuana, lorazepam and alprazolam
  • Matthew Arrowood - distribution of morphine, second offense
  • Starla Henderson - distribution of suboxone, second offense; distribution of meth, second offense
  • Garry Parris - distribution of meth, third offense
  • Vernon Scates Jr. - distribution of meth, second offense
  • Wanda Vinson - distribution of alprazolam
  • Daniel Loftis - distribution of suboxone
  • Amanda Loftis - distribution of meth; distribution of suboxone; distribution of adderall; possession of methynl; possession of contraband
  • Ricky Tate - distribution of Loratab
  • Edward Jefferies - distribution of meth, second offense; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, second offense; violation of GPS monitoring
  • Shelli Phipps - distribution of meth, distribution of meth within proximity of school
  • Glenda Moore - distribution of diazepam, second offense
  • Keon Tate - distribution of crack cocaine.

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