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Man and woman arrested after trying to use fake prescription

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Employees at a Lexington County pharmacy alerted deputies Friday night after a man and woman tried to use a forged prescription to get powerful painkillers.

After responding to the Walgreen’s on South Lake Drive, deputies arrested Tevin Lewis, 31, and Nykia Oggs, 30. Lewis and Oggs are charged with obtaining prescription drugs by fraud for trying to fill a forged prescription for 90 oxycodone pills at the store, according to arrest warrants.

“Lewis is also charged with possession of a Schedule II narcotic, possession of contraband and possession of a prescription pad,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Detention officers found marijuana, oxycodone pills and fraudulent prescription slips on his person when he was booked in to the detention center.”

Koon said Oggs was arrested on a bench warrant for failing to appear in General Sessions Court on a drug-related charge. She is also charged with possession of a Schedule II narcotic, possession of a prescription pad and identity theft, according to arrest warrants.

Lewis and Oggs are being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.
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Leaphart Elementary STEAM Magnet held its 3rd Annual #EarthDay celebration on Friday. School resource officer Kevin O’Dell had a station where students joined him in making benches.

Thanks to District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties for capturing these awesome photos!

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It looks like spring will be out this weekend and so will we.

Here are the areas our deputies are patrolling for traffic violations. Please don't speed, drink and drive or text and drive and always remember to wear your seat belt.

Have a great weekend!

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Please welcome Anthony Evans Jr. and Crystal Jenkins-Merritt to the #LCSDnews family! They graduated from the SCCJA Basic Detention Session 386 today.

Evans received the Class Leader Award and was joined on stage by his father, Sgt. Anthony Evans Sr. from SCDC.

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Take a few seconds to watch this video and see if you recognize this man. He calmly performed an armed robbery last week and we're looking to identify and arrest him.

Please send any tips to Crimestoppers at 888-Crime-SC.

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Plan to grab your morning coffee at Chick-fil-A West Columbia tomorrow morning to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina!

We'll be there along with the West Columbia Police Department from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. selling t-shirts and coupons to help send athletes to the games.

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Sheriff Koon completes National Sheriffs’ Institute

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon has completed the 114th session of the National Sheriffs' Institute, a program designed to train sheriffs on the challenges facing law enforcement today.

The five-day course is co-sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Corrections and the National Sheriffs' Association. Koon and 26 other sheriffs attended the session in Aurora, Colorado April 9-13.

“Sheriff Koon is a leader with vision for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department,” said Hilary Burgess, NSA Director of Professional Development. “It is an honor to have Sheriff Koon join the more than 2,900 graduates of the NSI since 1973.”

“I’m pleased to have been a part of this national program made possible by two of the most recognizable organizations in law enforcement,” Koon said. “The relationships established with the more than two dozen other sheriffs who attended will benefit every level of the Sheriff’s Department as we’ll stay connected and continue to share information about law enforcement trends being seen across the country.”

The course focused on teaching sheriffs how to provide effective leadership for the public good in public safety, community relations, criminal justice system policy, and organization effectiveness and efficiency, according to the NSA.

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LCSD major elected to state jail administrator board

LEXINGTON, S.C. – The major over the Lexington County Detention Center has been elected to the South Carolina Jail Administrators Association’s board of directors.

Maj. Kevin Jones will serve as the second vice president of the SCJAA, an organization whose primary goal is to promote jail standards through training and fellowship.

“We’re proud to have one of our own represent us and provide input into the future of detention centers in South Carolina,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “This will help us to remain innovative and stay on top of issues in the detention profession as they arise.”

Jones has been with the Sheriff’s Department since November 1995.
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Records show this woman made a purchase at the Bi-Lo on Saint Andrews Road using a credit card that was stolen from a car. Multiple victims reported their windows shattered and items missing, according to investigators.

If you recognize her, please contact Crimestoppers at 888-Crime-SC.

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#Breaking: We responded to a civil dispute with a report of shots fired off of Dixieland Trail. There are no injuries reported. Our investigators are on scene working to determine what happened. There have been no arrests at this time.

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