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Agents Raid Town Of South Congaree

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents executed search warrants against the town of South Congaree, S.C. this week, sources familiar with the raid tell FITS. It’s not immediately clear what information SLED was seeking from the town, but it offices were served with the warrants on Wednesday. Several sources…

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents executed search warrants against the town of South Congaree, S.C. this week, sources familiar with the raid tell FITS.

It’s not immediately clear what information SLED was seeking from the town, but it offices were served with the warrants on Wednesday.

Several sources say federal agents also participated in the raid – which took place on the same day as a joint SLED/FBI raid on the home of a video “sweepstakes” operator.

A representative of the town did not immediately respond to our request for comment, while sources at SLED confirmed an ongoing investigation involving the town but declined to discuss details.

Incorporated in 1957, South Congaree has a population of just over 2,000. It’s located just south of the Columbia, S.C. metropolitan airport.

Developing …

UPDATE: Law enforcement sources are now confirming to FITS that the raid has a connection to the state’s notorious “Lexington Ring.” For our latest story, click here.

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66 comments

Homer Simpson May 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Holy Cow!

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Homer Simpson May 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Holy Cow!

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CNSYD May 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Are they after Big T?

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shifty henry May 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

The BigT/GrandTango, et al, and their cabal actually work out of a shed off Bub Schumpert Road in Pelion………

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Bohica May 2, 2013 at 3:42 am

Who is Big T?

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CNSYD May 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Are they after Big T?

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shifty henry May 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

The BigT/GrandTango, et al, and their cabal actually work out of a shed off Bub Schumpert Road in Pelion………

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Bohica May 2, 2013 at 3:42 am

Who is Big T?

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lawzoo May 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Shut that motha’ down !

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lawzoo May 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Shut that motha’ down !

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Elfego May 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This is to help steal the show from the big whigs in Lexington County. Remember the gambling and prostitution thingeee!

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Elfego May 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This is to help steal the show from the big whigs in Lexington County. Remember the gambling and prostitution thingeee!

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jimlewisowb May 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Just wanted the readers of this blog to know that the town of North Congaree is in no way associated with the alleged misdeeds going on in South Congaree and other parts of Lexington County

Mayor
Dick Willshafther

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Homer Simpson May 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

LOL.

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shifty henry May 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Thank you, Mayor Dick, but you forgot(?) to notarize your statement .

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9" May 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm

to quote the partridge family: think I love you

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jimlewisowb May 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Just wanted the readers of this blog to know that the town of North Congaree is in no way associated with the alleged misdeeds going on in South Congaree and other parts of Lexington County

Mayor
Dick Willshafther

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Homer Simpson May 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

LOL.

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shifty henry May 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Thank you, Mayor Dick, but you forgot(?) to notarize your statement .

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9" May 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm

to quote the partridge family: think I love you

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Sarge May 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I hope they are looking into what da hell they have been doing with all that money that town collects from those speeding tickets. I have made my contributions.

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Soft Sigh from Hell May 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

That was the first suspicion that came to mind here too.

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Sarge May 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I hope they are looking into what da hell they have been doing with all that money that town collects from those speeding tickets. I have made my contributions.

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Soft Sigh from Hell May 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

That was the first suspicion that came to mind here too.

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mhmm May 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

hopefully they’re taking jonas down for his crimes

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Bohica May 2, 2013 at 3:40 am

you mean like busting a crackhead and then lighting their stem so they can get one last hit before he takes them to jail ?

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mhmm May 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

hopefully they’re taking jonas down for his crimes

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Bohica May 2, 2013 at 3:40 am

you mean like busting a crackhead and then lighting their stem so they can get one last hit before he takes them to jail ?

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Jeffy01 May 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Did they pull agents from the Horry investigation or the Speakers investigation for this bust?

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Jeffy01 May 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Did they pull agents from the Horry investigation or the Speakers investigation for this bust?

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rwwllms May 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Our good buddy Jakie ‘Piggy Boy’ Knotts lives just a couple of miles from the South Congaree Town Hall, just outside the town limits. Is he connected?

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shifty henry May 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

For the record, Jake has confided in me that he resents being called a “piggy boy” ———

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9" May 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

why does he squeal when we’re ‘intimate’?

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shifty henry May 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

heh! heh! ………….

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rwwllms May 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Our good buddy Jakie ‘Piggy Boy’ Knotts lives just a couple of miles from the South Congaree Town Hall, just outside the town limits. Is he connected?

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shifty henry May 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

For the record, Jake has confided in me that he resents being called a “piggy boy” ———

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9" May 1, 2013 at 8:00 pm

why does he squeal when we’re ‘intimate’?

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shifty henry May 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

heh! heh! ………….

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Private Dick May 1, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Hope they get the ENTIRE Ring and all of their associates, over the entirety of Lex. Co.
Sounds like “Fat Ass Frazier” sang to the Feds?
Let’s remember: Tindle, Livingston, James, Owens, Halfacre, Metts, Myers, Peeler, Amidio, et al!

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Private Dick May 1, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Hope they get the ENTIRE Ring and all of their associates, over the entirety of Lex. Co.
Sounds like “Fat Ass Frazier” sang to the Feds?
Let’s remember: Tindle, Livingston, James, Owens, Halfacre, Metts, Myers, Peeler, Amidio, et al!

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King-Tut May 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm

What goes around comes around! He he ha ha…..

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King-Tut May 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm

What goes around comes around! He he ha ha…..

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batman May 2, 2013 at 8:42 am

At the beginning Jason (Chief) was mentioned on the audio tape from Danny Frazier indicating Jason of wrong doing in the Town of South Congaree. The council sat back and did nothing to prevent the future problem that would soon follow. They allowed Jason to manipulate them and there has been a majority of them backing him. Jason allowed the poker machines to operate in South Congaree untouched ( as Danny said he would on the tape). Jasonallowed the poker machines at the BP with protection and then when SLED came back in town unannounced, they found the machines in the backroom. Of course, ason failed to let council know (because guilt would be pinned on him with the council voting for him). How he continues to battle the council and pull the blinders over their eyes is beyond belief. From the machines to his affair with the town administrator (Clerk). For the people of South Congaree, you should be furious with the council who allowed this to go on for as long as it has. When the story broke in August 2012 the Town could have looked progressive and removed Jason at that point, now they have egg on their face. The Town now is a defense mode and has to clean up the mess. Residents need go to town hall and find out whom as backed Jason throughout this mess and ask them to step down for the black eye they have allowed the town to have. Jason and the clerk need to go and the council needs to find a progressive leader for the police and the town in order to get out of this mess.

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CDA1012 May 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Okay, i have read some really stupid things pertaining to this story, which has obviously been blown up. But this, this statement is by far the most ridiculous statement i have read. How many teeth do you have? I am assuming not many. South Congaree is one of the safest towns in the ENTIRE state. Before Jason Amodio became Chief of the town, the town was nothing but a big meth lab. Now people can actually feel safe when they are in the town. Furthermore, there have been no machines found in the town, and it is mighty funny how SLED will not say what they found at the office raid. I would imagine that is because they did not find anything of importance. The town council is not progressive in any way, if it wasn’t for Chief Amodio, the town officers would still be driving around in 1999 Crown Vics. The town doesn’t even have an active FB or Twitter, and the website is a joke, guess who controls that…yeah the council. This is what happens when you have an educated man running a police department, who is working for a bunch of rednecks with no common sense. The only progressive one IS THE CHIEF. Considering your lack of grammar skills and your lack of knowledge on this topic, i can understand how you would think these clearly untrue statements are true.

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Alka May 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Ok I got my laugh for the day. Lots of untruths in your statement. So if you do not know the facts you should probably not spout off about what do not know to be the truth of you could wind up with egg on your face.

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CDA1012 May 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Please inform me on what was untrue in my statement.

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johnqpublic May 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

anything that comes out of your mouth!!!!

South Congaree Resident May 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

Let me break this down for you.

Furthermore, there have been no machines found in the town,

I refer you to this as per WISTV Last week SLED agents, along with Metts’ deputies, raided four locations in Lexington County and seized 21 video poker machines. They came from a store in South Congaree, a house in Springdale, and another store near Lexington. There were no arrests.

and it is mighty funny how SLED will not say what they found at the office raid. I would imagine that is because they did not find anything of importance.

You must be aware of what was found as you referred to it in a post on another string.

The town council is not progressive in any way, if it wasn’t for Chief Amodio, the town officers would still be driving
around in 1999 Crown Vics.

Jason got new vehicles for his own personal use. He has always had the latest and greatest “toy” vehicles ie Mustang, GTO, Charger while his officers ride around in hand me downs.

The town doesn’t even have an active FB or Twitter, and the website is a joke, guess who controls that…yeah the council.

The town does have a facebook page I have seen it. As far as the town website it is not ran by the council it is ran by the Mayor/Administrator.

This is what happens when you have an educated man running a police department, who is working for a bunch of rednecks with no common sense.

There are several on council that have degree’s so they do have some education….where did Jason get his degree from?

The only progressive one IS THE CHIEF.

There are council member that have tried to be progressive but they are not allowed.

And by the way I have 31 of my teeth…I did have one pulled last year.

johnqpublic May 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

cda1012 aka jason,you sure know how to blow smoke up thier asses,karma what goes around comes around you snake in the grass with a badge!!

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CDA1012 May 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Your statement is so ignorant that it does not deserve a response.

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john q public May 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

jason, you pulled your head out of danny and jakes ass to reply,you shoud have been in jail a long time ago,maybe this time,this is gonna be great to see you do the perp walk,you lying sack of shit!i would bet your ass is so tight right now, you could not put a needle in it,but bubba is waiting and has your cell ready!

batman May 2, 2013 at 8:42 am

At the beginning Jason (Chief) was mentioned on the audio tape from Danny Frazier indicating Jason of wrong doing in the Town of South Congaree. The council sat back and did nothing to prevent the future problem that would soon follow. They allowed Jason to manipulate them and there has been a majority of them backing him. Jason allowed the poker machines to operate in South Congaree untouched ( as Danny said he would on the tape). Jasonallowed the poker machines at the BP with protection and then when SLED came back in town unannounced, they found the machines in the backroom. Of course, ason failed to let council know (because guilt would be pinned on him with the council voting for him). How he continues to battle the council and pull the blinders over their eyes is beyond belief. From the machines to his affair with the town administrator (Clerk). For the people of South Congaree, you should be furious with the council who allowed this to go on for as long as it has. When the story broke in August 2012 the Town could have looked progressive and removed Jason at that point, now they have egg on their face. The Town now is a defense mode and has to clean up the mess. Residents need go to town hall and find out whom as backed Jason throughout this mess and ask them to step down for the black eye they have allowed the town to have. Jason and the clerk need to go and the council needs to find a progressive leader for the police and the town in order to get out of this mess.

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CDA1012 May 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Okay, i have read some really stupid things pertaining to this story, which has obviously been blown up. But this, this statement is by far the most ridiculous statement i have read. How many teeth do you have? I am assuming not many. South Congaree is one of the safest towns in the ENTIRE state. Before Jason Amodio became Chief of the town, the town was nothing but a big meth lab. Now people can actually feel safe when they are in the town. Furthermore, there have been no machines found in the town, and it is mighty funny how SLED will not say what they found at the office raid. I would imagine that is because they did not find anything of importance. The town council is not progressive in any way, if it wasn’t for Chief Amodio, the town officers would still be driving around in 1999 Crown Vics. The town doesn’t even have an active FB or Twitter, and the website is a joke, guess who controls that…yeah the council. This is what happens when you have an educated man running a police department, who is working for a bunch of rednecks with no common sense. The only progressive one IS THE CHIEF. Considering your lack of grammar skills and your lack of knowledge on this topic, i can understand how you would think these clearly untrue statements are true.

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Alka May 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Ok I got my laugh for the day. Lots of untruths in your statement. So if you do not know the facts you should probably not spout off about what do not know to be the truth of you could wind up with egg on your face.

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CDA1012 May 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Please inform me on what was untrue in my statement.

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johnqpublic May 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

anything that comes out of your mouth!!!!

South Congaree Resident May 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

Let me break this down for you.

Furthermore, there have been no machines found in the town,

I refer you to this as per WISTV Last week SLED agents, along with Metts’ deputies, raided four locations in Lexington County and seized 21 video poker machines. They came from a store in South Congaree, a house in Springdale, and another store near Lexington. There were no arrests.

and it is mighty funny how SLED will not say what they found at the office raid. I would imagine that is because they did not find anything of importance.

You must be aware of what was found as you referred to it in a post on another string.

The town council is not progressive in any way, if it wasn’t for Chief Amodio, the town officers would still be driving
around in 1999 Crown Vics.

Jason got new vehicles for his own personal use. He has always had the latest and greatest “toy” vehicles ie Mustang, GTO, Charger while his officers ride around in hand me downs.

The town doesn’t even have an active FB or Twitter, and the website is a joke, guess who controls that…yeah the council.

The town does have a facebook page I have seen it. As far as the town website it is not ran by the council it is ran by the Mayor/Administrator.

This is what happens when you have an educated man running a police department, who is working for a bunch of rednecks with no common sense.

There are several on council that have degree’s so they do have some education….where did Jason get his degree from?

The only progressive one IS THE CHIEF.

There are council member that have tried to be progressive but they are not allowed.

And by the way I have 31 of my teeth…I did have one pulled last year.

johnqpublic May 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

cda1012 aka jason,you sure know how to blow smoke up thier asses,karma what goes around comes around you snake in the grass with a badge!!

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CDA1012 May 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Your statement is so ignorant that it does not deserve a response.

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john q public May 2, 2013 at 9:30 pm

jason, you pulled your head out of danny and jakes ass to reply,you shoud have been in jail a long time ago,maybe this time,this is gonna be great to see you do the perp walk,you lying sack of shit!i would bet your ass is so tight right now, you could not put a needle in it,but bubba is waiting and has your cell ready!

Mad May 2, 2013 at 11:12 am

I fully agree!! There is a special called town council meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. Please notify all local news media of this council meeting. Citizens of south Congaree it is way passed time that we took our town back and restore integrity, leadership, and professionalism.

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Mad May 2, 2013 at 11:12 am

I fully agree!! There is a special called town council meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. Please notify all local news media of this council meeting. Citizens of south Congaree it is way passed time that we took our town back and restore integrity, leadership, and professionalism.

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Mamma Tried May 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

This is an old magic trick, illusion, smoke and mirrors, you look over here at the smoke in my right hand and you’ll not notice what I’ve done with my left.

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Mamma Tried May 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

This is an old magic trick, illusion, smoke and mirrors, you look over here at the smoke in my right hand and you’ll not notice what I’ve done with my left.

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9" May 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm

this has been going on for decades:speed trap.they take your dope-pot,crack,meth,etc,and sell it .it’s well known.time for SLED to get their share

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9" May 2, 2013 at 8:57 pm

this has been going on for decades:speed trap.they take your dope-pot,crack,meth,etc,and sell it .it’s well known.time for SLED to get their share

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