A total of 35 people are now facing various drug and drug-related charges as part of the anti-drug sweep which got underway Wednedsay morning.
The operation is part of a long-term effort by The Union County Sheriff's Office and The Union Public Safety Department with the assistance of SLED to dismantle the drug trade in the county. In a Wednesday afternoon press conference announcing the operatiion, Sheriff David Taylor said the goal of Summer Slam II - and its 2009 predecessor, Summer Slam I - is to ultimately go after the suppliers and financiers of the drug trade in Union County.
Taylor said the Summer Slam sweeps enable law enforcement to build up the wrap sheets of those arrested to where they face the choice of either cooperating about the higher-ups or serve serious time in prison.
At the time of Taylor's press conference 31 people had been on county and/or city charges. Later that day, were four more people were arrested on a total of seven county charges including:
Stephen Wayne Brewington, 33, 604 Toney Road, Union, charged with distribution of marijuana other than first offense.
Tobby Ann Davis, 39, 236 Haney Road, Buffalo, charged with distribution of a Schedule III narcotic.
Freddie Lee Puckett, 49, 114 Union Lane, Lockhart, charged with distribution of a Schedule II narcotic within a half-mile of a school; distribution of a Schedule II narcotic; distribution of Schedule III narcotic; and distribution of a Schedule III narcotic within a half-mile of a school.
Tawania Lyles Miller, 33, 1310 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, charged with unlawful neglect of a child.
The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.