Four charged with meth distribution


Arrested during undercover drug buy

Staff Report



Rodriguez


Hand


Harvey


Dobson


UNION COUNTY — Four people are facing charges for allegedly possessing and selling methamphetamine to undercover operatives of the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Christy Lynn Rodriguez, 29, 236 Wardlaw Avenue, Spartanburg, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

Brandi Jo Hand, 28, 114 Bristow Lane, Spartanburg, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

Trevor Christopher Harvey, 21, 320 Morgan Road, Welford, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

Benjamin Carl Dobson, 27, 270 Bullington Road, Spartanburg, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.

The incident report states that on Tuesday, Aug. 22, narcotics officers used operatives of the Union County Sheriff’s Office to make an undercover purchase of methamphetamine from four individuals at a location on Furman Fendley Highway in the Jonesville community using recorded government currency. The report states the four were in a silver 1998 Volkswagon with a temporary South Carolina tag. It states that while in the parking lot of that location, one of the females, later identified as Rodriguez, got into the vehicle with the operatives while the Volkswagon was getting gasoline. Both vehicles then left the location traveling down US 176 toward Union.

A traffic stop was then made approximately 1/2 mile down the road on the Volkswagon by deputies. The report states Dobson was found to be the driver of the vehicle with Hand in the front passenger seat and Harvey in the rear passenger side seat. It states a deputy noticed that Harvey had $150 in cash sitting on his lap. When questioned about the money, the report states Harvey said it was his money from work, that he’d just gotten paid. The report, however, states that the deputy was able to determine the money was the recorded government funds used in the undercover purchase.

Dobson, Hand, and Harvey were all advised of their Miranda warning by the deputy and questioned. The report states none of them admitted their role in the incident so all three were placed under arrest for distribution of methamphetamine.

While searching the vehicle and individuals, the report states deputies found a scale and a butane lighter inside Harvey’s backpack. The report states deputies also located a small plastic bag of methamphetamine under the passenger seat. It states the items were photographed and collected by the deputy who turned them over to the ranking deputy at the scene and placed into a BEST Pack for analysis by SLED.

The report states Dobson, Hand, and Harvey were transported to the Union County Jail and charged with distribution of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Their vehicle was towed by Pauley’s Wrecker Service per rotation.

As for Rodriguez, the vehicle she’d gotten into was also stopped by deputies on US 176. The report identifies her as the person who actually took the operatives’ recorded money and went to the Volkswagon, retrieved the methamphetamine, returned to the operatives’ vehicle, gave the operatives the methamphetamine, and then got into their vehicle with them.

The report states Rodriguez was also arrested and transported to the jail and charged with distribution of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Rodriguez
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Hand
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Harvey
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Dobson
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Arrested during undercover drug buy

Staff Report

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