Arrests Follow “SORT” Raid

A Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Response Team arrived at the Budget Lodge on US 221 North of Laurens at 5:45 yesterday morning on a report that a wanted suspect may be in a room at that location. Lt. J.D. Shelton noted the smell of marijuana from the room. Marijuana residue was reportedly located, along with a grinder and two orange pills determined to be Adderall with no prescription.

27-year-old Donald Keith Brown Jr. of Wedgewood Drive, Hattisburg, Mississippiwas arrested on charges of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, and booked in the Laurens County Detention Center.

  He and a woman in the room were also charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana. Donald Brown remained in the detention center this morning with bonds totaling $5,620.