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A woman was arrested in a drug bust during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning in the Fair Play area, according to public information officer Jimmy Watt, with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.

Watt said Tabitha Ann Hammond, 36, of Seneca, was arrested after a car she was in was pulled over on Durham Road after a deputy noticed a defective brake light.

A deputy said the driver of the car appeared to be nervous and did not have a driver’s license or information about the car, Watt said.

The driver gave the deputy permission to search the car and the deputy found drugs in a bag under Hammond’s seat, Watt said.

Hammond said the drugs, and a large amount of cash that was found in a separate bag, were hers, Watt said.

The Narcotics Division of the Sheriff’s Office had agents come to the scene to investigate, Watt said.

The driver of the car was issued citations for defective equipment and drug paraphernalia that was found under the driver’s seat and was released, Watt said.

Watt said the car was towed.

Hammond was arrested and transported to the Oconee County Detention Center, where she was charged with one count of trafficking in methamphetamine and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, Watt said.

Watt said deputies seized around 5.3 pounds of meth which has a street value of around $242,000.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate, Watt said.


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