By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)———————————The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster man yesterday on two outstanding warrants, one of which was for a drug charge.
44 year old Andrew Casere Fant of 557 Deborah’s Way, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:38am.
Back on August 12th, a deputy responded to the Deborah’s Way address in regards to a witness who noticed several marijuana plants in a pot at the residence and then later observed Fant dispose of the plants in an area off the property. The pot the plants were growing in and the plants themselves were later discovered by the deputy.
As the investigation continued, warrants charging Fant with manufacturing a quantity of marijuana were obtained by the Sheriff’s Office.
Yesterday morning, a deputy with the warrants division went to the Deborah’s Way address, where Fant was placed into custody on the drug warrant as well as on a magistrate’s bench warrant from November 12th, 2013 charging him with driving under suspension.
Fant is still being held this morning at the Oconee County Detention Center on a $5,000 surety bond.