The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested four Wattsville men late last night after allegedly finding them with an Active Meth Lab at the house they were living in. Deputies were investigating a white Lincon that was suspected to be involved in some illegal narcotics activity. An investigation of the automobile led to a house at 11 Beattie Street in the Wattsville community. Corporal Moye, Reserve Deputy Pennington, Sgt. Johnston and Deputy Willis arrived at 11 Beatie Street at 10:15 last night. Deputies were given consent and reportedly located items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine at various locations throughout the house, and reportedly some outside as well. Lt. Marlon Higgenbotham joined in the search.
Four people from the house were taken to the Laurens County Detention Center and were being held for charges expected to include Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Illegal Disposal of Meth Waste, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth.
Those arrested were 39-year-old Edgar Dennis Barton and 29-year-old Wayne Scott Wayman who indicated another Beattie Street address as their residence; along with 32-year-old Larry Jay Cooper and 53-year-old Larry Kenneth Summerel of 11 Beattie Street, Laurens.
This case, involving the arrest of four subjects arrested late last night, along with another arrest of four subjects by the sheriff’s Office at a Ware Shoals area address in the overnight hours yesterday morning and the arrest of four subjects by Clinton Public Safety following a Downtown traffic Stop at 9:47 Monday night, totals 12 people arrested in three alleged meth labs in the county in a period of around 25 hours.