Laurens City Police arrested a Clinton man just after midnight this morning for a drug charge. 32-year-old Melvin Lemond Thompson of 105 Copeland Street was charged with Attempt to Purchase Ephedrine.
Detective Leann Riggott states that on December 31st, 2012 the defendant attempted or conspired to obtain a quantity of nonprescription ephedrine products totallling more than 9 grams in a 30-day period. This allegedly occurred at Wal Mart in Laurens. Melvin Thompson was being held in the Johnson Detention Center this morning, pending a bond hearing.