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20 arrested as part of month-long drug crackdown

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Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.

Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on charges of manufacturing and distributing of methamphetamine to possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Perry said 10 people alone were arrested in an 9-day span between July 23 and 31.

Those arrested include:

-Joyce Derrick
-Jennifer McCary
-Charles Keisler
-Russell Dale Kirkland
-Louie Medina
-Jennifer Traxler
-Kimberly Lee Padgett-Hall
-Robert E. Miller
-April Brunson
-Jerrad Hall
-Simon Perez
-Kayla Perez
-Ryan Smith
-Carsee Gartrell
-Shane Houser
-Johnny Greelgy
-Theodore Tindal
-Robin Krantz

The sheriff said his crackdown is part of a message he wants to send to drug dealers and meth makers in the county.

"I would like to send a clear message to those individuals, if you manufacture or have any involvement in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine, you will eventually be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law," said Perry in a statement.

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