The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Douglas Road,Gray Court in the early morning hours Sunday after receiving information about the possibility of a meth lab at the location. On arrival, Lt. Marlon Higgenbotham requested permission to enter and reportedly discovered three bottles used in the manufacture of methamphetamine in a gallon ice cream bucket, without a lid on it. Further investigation reportedly located a Glenfield 22 rifle inside a cloth case and one resident was placed in investigative detention. Further investigation reportedly located a tin that contained meth in a clear plastic bag. Deputies also searched a camper, where another subject was located. They also allegedly found jars of marijuana, two grinders and a red plastic coffee container full of green leaves. A quantity of pills of various controlled substances were also reportedly located.
A Meth Lab clean-up team was dispatched to clear the area, and two subjects were arrested.
After investigation of the residence and camper on Douglas Road, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested the two subjects at the scene.
41-year-old Joseph Daniel Pennington of 887 Douglas Road,Gray Court was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Weapon.
Deputy J.L. Carter states that Joseph Daniel Pennington was in possession of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine Sunday on Douglas Road. He is further charged with illegal disposal of methamphetamine waste yesterday. He’s also charged with being in possession of less than one gram of meth, and with knowingly and willfully being in possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
Joseph Pennington was being held in the Laurens County Detention Center with bonds on the charges totaling $50,000.
45-year-old David Larkin “Bubba” Pennington, also of 887 Douglas Road,Gray Court, was charged with Manufacturing Drugs and Five Counts, Possession of Drugs. David “Bubba” Pennington is accused of being in possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute Friday, accused of having marijuana in several different baggies and of having three jars that contained marijuana. He’s also accused of possession controlled substances Friday without authority to have them. Cited in warrants was alleged possession of Valium, colozapan, adipex, Xanax and Lortab.
David Pennington was being held in theLaurensCountyDetentionCenterwith bonds totaling $14,000.