LEXINGTON, S.C. –  Lexington County narcotics agents arrested a Lexington man last month accused of trafficking meth and cocaine, and distributing fentanyl.

Nehemiah Jimmy Mayes, 28, is charged with two meth trafficking offenses, trafficking cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II narcotic, which agents said was fentanyl, according to arrest warrants.

Items seized by Lexington County narcotics agents during their investigation of Nehemiah Jimmy Mayes

“Agents arranged multiple controlled purchases of meth from Mayes,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Those buys led to multiple search warrants at different locations as part of our work on the case.”

Community tips led agents to Mayes, according to Koon.

“Agents seized a large quantity of drugs and more than $16,000 in cash from locations associated with Mayes,” Koon said. “They also seized two vehicles that were connected to his drug enterprise.

“We’re glad to get these drugs off the street, which will likely save lives and limit Mayes’ ability to profit off the lives of people in our community.”