CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WSOC) -- A South Carolina grand jury has indicted the Chester County Supervisor for allegedly using government cars to run a methamphetamine trafficking operation while on the clock.
Chester County Supervisor Kenneth Shane Stuart has been indicted by a grand jury on several charges of distributing and trafficking methamphetamine.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Thursday that the grand jury indictments were unsealed against Chester County Supervisor Kenneth Shane Stuart.
The indictments charge not only public corruption but also narcotics offenses. The state attorney general’s office said Stuart also conspired to steal catalytic converters from county-owned vehicles.
In the first indictment, Stuart was charged with conspiracy, two counts of distribution of methamphetamine, and common law misconduct in office. In the second indictment, Stuart was charged with trafficking methamphetamine 10 grams or more. The penalty for this felony crime is 3-10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Stuart was also charged with an arrest warrant for trafficking methamphetamine 400 grams or more, which is punishable by 25-30 years in prison and a $200,000 fine.
Also charged in the meth trafficking investigation were Ace Donovon Hembree, 32, and Brittany Jane Oneppo, 40.