Batesburg Man Charged in Drug Case

LEXINGTON, S.C. – A Batesburg man is facing serious charges after Lexington County narcotics agents discovered drug-manufacturing supplies and substances on his property.

Jarvis Oneil Adams, 37, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of supplies used to manufacture crack cocaine, as per arrest warrants.

“Agents identified Adams as a local drug trafficker,” stated Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon. “Their investigation led to a search warrant at his home on June 28.”

During the search, agents found a variety of items associated with drug production, including a spoon, whisk, glass containers, and a heating source that field-tested positive for cocaine base. The discovery was made in a shed on Adams’ property. Additionally, a box containing over 400 grams of a clear, crystal-like substance, believed to be methamphetamine, was found in the shed, according to an arrest warrant.

“Agents arrested Adams at his home Friday and transported him to the Lexington County Detention Center, where he is still being held,” Koon added.

This arrest underscores the ongoing efforts by local law enforcement to combat drug trafficking in the community. Sheriff Koon emphasized that the department will continue to take aggressive action against those involved in the illegal drug trade. Adams now faces potentially severe legal consequences if convicted on these charges.