K9 Alerts Deputies to Pickens Co. Drug Arrest

K9 drug bust operation

K9 Alerts Deputies to Pickens Co. Drug Arrest

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. – An Upstate man is facing drug trafficking charges after a K9 unit assisted deputies in sniffing out the suspect in Pickens County.

K9 Unit Sniffs Out Suspicious Activity

The incident took place on March 18 when the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division (Bravo Team) noticed a “suspicious person” standing beside a motorcycle on Breazeale Road in Liberty.

K9 unit “Kona” was brought in to assist and quickly alerted deputies to the presence of methamphetamine in the suspect’s possession.

Suspect Arrested and Charged

The suspect, identified as Jonathan Eric Taylor, was taken into custody following the K9’s discovery. Taylor is facing several charges, including:

  • Littering – 1st Offense
  • Trafficking Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Firearm or Ammunition by Convicted Felon

Authorities credited the K9 unit for its role in the arrest and successful detection of illegal substances.

Supporting Law Enforcement K9s

For those interested in supporting the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office K9 Foundation, donations can be made through their official website at pickenssheriff.com.


This incident serves as a reminder of the valuable role that K9 units play in law enforcement efforts to combat drug trafficking and ensure public safety in communities like Pickens County.

HERE Greenville
Author: HERE Greenville

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