Fairfield man arrested on illegal trafficking and distribution of methamphetamine

WINNSBORO – A Fairfield man was arrested Feb. 10 for the illegal trafficking and distribution of methamphetamine.


After a six month’s investigation of drug trafficking in the Mitford community, a search warrant executed by the narcotics unit of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office at the home of Thomas Reid Powers III, in Great Falls (in Fairfield County) found Powers in possession of approximately three ounces of methamphetamine and a quantity of Oxycodone consistent with distribution amounts, according to a Sheriff’s report.

Powers is currently being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center. His bond was denied Friday morning by the magistrate.

Prior to this arrest, Powers was arrested on numerous Distribution of Methamphetamine and Trafficking Methamphetamine charges in October, 2020 and was released on bond pending trial.

The investigation was conducted in corporation with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

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