By: Jimmy Watt
Public Information Officer
(Walhalla, SC)————————————–The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Westminster woman late yesterday evening on drug charges.
26 year old Lauren Lyte Bucco of President Street in Westminster was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:41pm by a deputy from the Warrants Division.
According to an arrest warrant obtained by agents of the Narcotics Division, Bucco has been charged with one count of Possession of Cocaine.
According to Narcotics agents, the charges against Bucco were brought about as a result of the execution of a search warrant Wednesday on the President Street address and the ongoing multi-agency, multi-million dollar drug trafficking investigation. The charges against Bucco were brought by the Sheriff’s Office due to narcotics that were found at the incident location.
As of 1pm today, Bucco remains in custody at the Detention Center on a $5,000 surety bond.
During the execution of the same search warrant, deputies also arrested 36 year old Mario Demetric Stowers on two drug charges brought by the Sheriff’s Office. The arrest of Stowers was announced by the Sheriff’s Office in a press release yesterday.
Due to the federal gag order remaining in place regarding the overall operation as well as the investigation continuing, the Sheriff’s Office will not comment any further at this time.