Seneca Man Faces Marijuana Charges

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Seneca man on charges of manufacturing marijuana. According to department spokesman Jimmy Watt, 31 year old William Andrew Craig, Jr of Burns Drive, Seneca, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:18 Friday afternoon. Watt says a deputy responded to the Burns Drive location in response to a call from DSS. A representative of DSS informed the deputy of what appeared to be a marijuana plant growing in a flower pot beside the home. When the deputy arrived at the residence he was allowed to search the premises and a vehicle on the property. Watt says the deputy discovered what appeared to be a six marijuana plants in a trash bag in the trunk of the vehicle. Watt says Craig, Jr told the deputy the plants were his and no one else knew about the plants. He was placed under arrest and the evidence was turned over to narcotics agents of the Sheriff’s Department. Craig, Jr was released Saturday after a bond hearing, on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.