Several People Arrested In Pickens County On Drug Charges

Over the last week, agents of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies, began arresting several individuals on various drug and weapons charges.


The arrests stemmed from multiple different undercover drug investigations conducted during the past twenty-four months and wrapped up over the weekend.


Sheriff Clark stated…“We are very fortunate to have such a great working relationship with all of our Federal, State, and local law enforcement partners. These arrests are just another example of that cooperation. The Sheriff’s Office is as committed today as we have ever been in the mission to protect our citizens from the plague of drugs. As I stated during a November press conference regarding “Prison Empire”, an investigation that agents of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office participated in which culminated in the indictment of fifty-six mid to upper level drug traffickers on one hundred ninety-two criminal counts, combatting the illicit drug trade in Pickens County is of the highest priority. These arrests today are just another example of our agency’s continued commitment to targeting those individuals who continue to spread poison to our citizens. Rest assured that we will continue working behind the scenes to identify and eradicate those that choose to perpetuate the drug trade in Pickens County.”


All arrests occurred without incident and we would like to extend our gratitude to the following agencies for their support in assisting us with rounding these suspects up:


  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

  • Easley Police Department

  • United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force

  • South Carolina Department of Probation, Pardon, & Parole

Those arrested are:


John Mathis Anthony, 42, of Liberty, SC. Arrested on January 15, 2020 on charges of Trafficking in Meth and Possession of a Weapon During A Violent Crime. Mr. Anthony has been released from jail on a $35,000 bond.


Justin Allen Chappel, 33, of Liberty, SC. Arrested on January 8th on the charge of Trafficking in Meth. Mr. Chappell is in the Pickens County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.


Scott William Delano, 45, of Liberty, SC. Arrested on January 15th on the charges of Distribution of Meth (4 counts) and Possession of Meth. He has been released on a $60,000 bond.


Robert Christopher Duke, 35, of Central, SC. Arrested on January 20th on the charge of Trafficking Meth. He remains in the Pickens County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.


Whitney Sharee Hall, 28, of Anderson, SC. Arrested on January 15th on the following charges: Possession With Intent To Distribute Meth, Possession of Explosive Device, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms. Hall has been released on a $25,000 bond.


Travis Mitchell Hendricks, 35, of Easley, SC. Arrested on January 15th on the following charges: Trafficking Meth (2 counts) and Possession of Meth. Mr. Hendricks remains in the Pickens County Detention Center On $60,000 bond.


Andrea Michell Holder, 31, of Marietta, SC. Arrested on January 15th on the charge of Distribution of Marijuana. Ms. Holder has been released on a $10,000 PR Bond.


Jason Dean Holder, 34, of Marietta, SC. Arrested on January 15th on the charges of Distribution of Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance; Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana. Mr. Holder has been released on a $6,000 bond.


Tia Celest Martin, 34, of Liberty, SC. Arrested on January 15th on the charges of Possession of Meth and Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Distribute Marijuana. Ms. Martin has been released on a $15,000 PR Bond.


Cathy Michelle McAlister, 46, of Pickens, SC. Arrested on January 13th on the charge of Trafficking Meth. Ms. McAlister remains in the Pickens County Detention Center on a $41,000 bond.


Luke Allen Mills, 31, of Easley, SC. Arrested on January 14th on the charges of Possession With Intent To Distribute LSD, Possession With Intent To Distribute Marijuana and 2 counts of Distribution of A Controlled Substance. Mr. Mills has been released on a $23,000 bond.


Anthony Wayne Summerall, 40, of Greenville, SC. Arrested on January 15th on the following charges: Distribution of Meth, and Possession of Meth. Mr. Summerall has been released on a $13,000 bond.


Douglas Richard Swisher, 63, of Easley, SC. Distribution of Meth (2 counts). Mr. Swisher has been released on a $30,000 bond.


Darrell Tabron, 46, of Easley, SC. Trafficking In Meth. Mr. Tabron remains in jail without bond.


One additional person is not listed because he is still wanted. He resides in Easley but further information will not be made public until after he is arrested.