Spartanburg drug busts includes 2 NC arrests

BOILING SPRINGS, S.C. — Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright announced a major drug bust off Old Furnace Road in Boiling Springs area Wednesday.

A narcotics team found the drugs, worth almost a $1M, and arrested Jennifer Chasidy Cole, 37, of Forest City, N.C., Robin Brian Frady, 44, of Mooresboro, N.C., and Jonathan Blake Willingham, 32, of Pacolet. Willingham was wanted by Cherokee County for an outstanding general sessions bench warrant. Willingham had a history of fleeing from law enforcement.

During the surveillance deputies from the traffic unit, the warrant division and a K-9 unit observed a red tow truck pulled into the driveway. Willingham got out of the passenger side of the truck carrying a large duffel bag, went into the house briefly before meeting with another man who was in the tow truck.

When deputies approached Willingham ran away, but was taken down by a K-9. Deputies arrested Cole and Frady at the Cliffside Towing tow truck. Frady has been an ongoing problem for law enforcement in Rutherford County.

Frady gave permission to search the truck.. Deputies found a white bag under the front bumper that contained approximately 360 grams of methamphetamine. The duffel bag’s contents that Willingham had been carrying were covered in meth.

Only an 8-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy were at home. A search warrant was obtained and deputies found eight kilograms of meth and a kilogram of heroin. Wright said the total street value is about $983,000.

Wright said deputies have been working on the case for five weeks.

During the bust, deputies discovered that Cole had three outstanding general sessions bench warrants for her arrest.