Five people, arrested early yesterday morning in a meth raid by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, were charged yesterday with Manufacturing Methamphetamine and with Illegal Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste. All five subjects who had been arrested from an alleged mobile meth lab in a car outside a building at 28707 Highway 76, East of Clinton, were served with warrants yesterday stating they were in possession of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. They were also each charged with Illegal Disposal of Methamphetamine waste. Bonds of $10,000 on the manufacture charge and $4,000 on the Illegal Disposal charge were set during arraignment yesterday.
Two additional charges of being in Illegal Possession of a Schedule V Controlled Substance were also served on the woman in the group. 36-year-old Tanya Leigh Pressley Eclavea of Highway 39, Mountville was accused of being in possession of Phen-ten-mine Hydro-Chloride and of Al-pro-zo-lam early yesterday morning. Additional bonds on $8,000 were set on each of those charges. Tanya Eclevea was being held this morning with bonds totaling $30,000.
The four men remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning with bonds totaling $14,000 on the methamphetamine charges. They are 20-year Timothy Blake Hill of 218 Old Leopard Road, Clinton,24-year-old Twyman Kyle Case of 711 Whitmire Highway Joanna, 55-year-old John Grey Saunders of 412 West Main Street, Joanna, and
38-year-old Benny Edward Sullivan Jr of 283 Southside Road, Rock Hill. Benny Sullivan was also served with a Fraudulent Check charge from 1996, showing an address on North Adair in Clinton at that time. A $200 personal recognizance bond was set on that charge.
Laurens County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Willard was on patrol from Joanna to Clinton at 12:42 yesterday morning when he reportedly observed a car on the side of the road with the lights on and a subject was observed exiting a building headed toward the car. Due to the hour of the night, he investigated and reportedly discovered others in the vicinity of the SUV. Other officers came in to assist as the list of subjects grew to five.