10 arrested in Operation Opioid in Spartanburg Co.

SPARTANBURG Co., SC (WSPA) – The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office made 10 arrests and are looking for 19 other suspects following a six-month investigation.

Sheriff’s deputies and the Spartanburg Police Department conducted the investigation into the sale of opiods, including heroin, fentanyl and synthetic opioids.

The bust is an attempt to decrease the rising number of opioid overdoses.

Deputies say warrants have been signed on 29 suspects for charges ranging from trafficking to distribution of an opioid.

The round up began Wednesday morning at a house on Shady Lane off South Pine Street.

Deputies say suspects buy and use drugs at the abandoned house.

No one was there when the search warrant was executed. Deputies later returned and arrested three suspects at a residence next door.

Ten of the 29 suspects had been arrested as of Wednesday afternoon.


Willie Dennis Black
PWID Heroin x 2, PWID Heroin Within ½ Mile of A School x 2
Tashane Octavious Dodd
Trafficking Heroin, Distribution of Heroin
Staci Lynn Hines
Distribution of Heroin
Ryan Dwight Ross Distribution of Heroin x 3, Trafficking Heroin, Trafficking Heroin
Herbert Bruce Gaddy Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine
Giuynita Ann Jeter Distribution of Heroin x 4
Claude Henry Simpson Possession of Suboxone, PWID Heroin with ½ Mile of a School
Brandy Hope Alexander PWID Heroin, PWID Cocaine, Possession of Oxycodone

Sharon Louise Streicher
Distribution of a Schedule II, Possession of Oxycodone ( No booking photo yet )

Ted Dean Hatcher
PWID Heroin ( No booking photo yet )