Last updated: July 26. 2014 9:11AM - 191 Views

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WALHALLA — The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man Sunday morning and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine.

John Scott Vassey, 41, of 31 Ames St., is being held at the Oconee County Detention Center on a $50,000 surety bond on the drug charge.

An Oconee County Sheriff’s Office deputy on patrol on the Utica Mill Hill noticed Vassey in front of his residence at the Ames Street address.

According to the deputy, Vassey had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, which the deputy was able to confirm, so the deputy proceeded to get out to speak with Vassey.

The outstanding warrant was a Family Court Bench Warrant. A search of Vassey upon his arrest revealed drug paraphernalia on his person.

After Vassey was transported to the Oconee County Detention Center, deputies returned to the residence after receiving a phone call regarding an odor coming from Vassey’s room as well as bottles inside the room that contained an unknown substance.

Deputies responded back to the scene and were allowed to go inside by an individual who lives at the residence. Bottles and items that are used in the making of methamphetamine were discovered. The deputies then informed Narcotics Agents of the Sheriff’s Office who obtained a search warrant of the residence.

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