Heather Koon-Hobby, a 41-year-old woman from Newberry County, has been sentenced to ten (10) years in prison following her guilty plea on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Lexington County General Sessions Court for Trafficking Methamphetamine. Koon-Hobby is not eligible for parole under South Carolina law.
On December 3, 2018 and December 11, 2018, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) used investigative measures to arrange the purchase of a quantity of methamphetamine from Koon-Hobby. Koon-Hobby exchanged illegal narcotics at two different hotels in Lexington County, including 14 grams of methamphetamine and 27 grams of methamphetamine, respectively. SLED agents monitored the narcotics transactions via visual and audio means through the entirety of the transactions.
Heather Koon-Hobby fled the jurisdiction of Lexington County prior to a scheduled court appearance and was ultimately apprehended by the U.S. Marshal’s Office and Lexington County Fugitive Task Force on June 21st, 2022 in Georgia.
This case was prosecuted by 11th Circuit Assistant Kelly Oppenheimer, who serves as the Drug Team Coordinator for the Solicitor’s Office.