G C Couple Charged with Meth Manufacture

  A Gray Court area man and woman were arrested early Monday morning pending warrants from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. Warrants alleging drug violations were served later yesterday on 48-year-old John Wesley Crump Jr. and 45-year-old Clara Rene Grooms of 756 Martin’s Lake Road, Gray Court, who is also known as ‘Clara Renee Lydia.” John Wesley Crump Jr. and Clara Rene Grooms were then served with warrants charging Manufacture of Methamphetamine and Illegal Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste. Deputy J.D. Willis alleges that on January 28th John Wesley Crump Jr. and Clara R. Grooms had in their possession items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine at 756 Martin’s Lake Road and that he and she did illegally dispose of methamphetamine waste at that location without authority to do so. Bonds on the two charges totaled $35,000 for each of the suspects. John Wesley Crump Jr. and Clara Grooms remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.