Two Dozen Guilty Pleas in Connection with Las Señoritas Case

Two dozen suspects accused of trafficking drugs in the Upstate for Mexican cartels have pleaded guilty in court. The “Las Señoritas” investigation uncovered operations in Greenville, Laurens, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee Counties, where suspects coordinated with inmates using contraband cell phones to deliver methamphetamine from Mexico. Investigators seized over $800,000 worth of meth and 39 guns between 2021 and 2023. Several main targets fled the country. Attorney General Alan Wilson emphasized the seriousness of meth trafficking, vowing accountability for those involved. Notable guilty pleas include Harlie Willford, Melissa Finley, Angela Welborn, Taylor Oates, and others, with sentences ranging from 12 to 25 years. The charges included trafficking meth, money laundering, and possession of weapons during violent crimes.