Two arrested after a home visit probation check-in

A West Columbia man and woman face charges after agents found drugs in their home during a home visit probation check-in.

Jamie Spencer, 45, is charged with trafficking fentanyl 28 grams or more, trafficking meth 100 grams to 200 grams, two counts of felony possession of a firearm or ammunition, possession of steroids and criminal conspiracy.

Elizabeth Allen, 38, is charged with criminal conspiracy, obstruction of justice and distribution of methamphetamine.

“The Lexington County Narcotics Enforcement Team was called in earlier this month on this case after an agent with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services visited Spencer’s home for a probation check-in,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Their agent found drug and drug-related items inside Spencer’s home. That’s when the team responded to execute a search warrant on the home.”

After the search warrant was executed, approximately 360 grams of fentanyl, 180 grams of methamphetamine, steroids, ammunition and 18 firearms were located.

Allen was arrested because she moved the firearms from Spencer’s home to a secondary location in an attempt to keep Spencer in possession of these firearms.

“Spencer was not allowed to have possession of the ammunition or firearms due to a previous conviction,” Koon said. “This is a great example of how strong relationships between agencies can make a community safer.”