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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
#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.