Speeding Leads to Drug Trafficking Charges

 The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man and woman Saturday night on multiple Drug charges including trafficking, allegedly finding them in possession of just under 2,000 doses of Extacy. Deputy Steven Sweat was stationary on Highway 101 between Fairview Road and Rabon Church Road at 9;37 Saturday night using radar to detect speeders when he observed an southbound SUV speeding 62 in a 50 mph zone. He made a traffic stop on the 2008 white Ford Edge and reportedly smelled marijuana from the vehicle. A woman was driving, and man was a passenger. Due to the smell of marijuana, Deputy Sweat began a search and allegedly found a handgun in the man’s waist. A magazine reportedly contained 10 rounds of ammunition. Continued investigation reportedly revealed the large amount of Extacy and many other illegal drugs.

33-year-old Jamicia Natoby “Meka’ Calwise of 161 Burton Creekside road, Waterloo  and 32-year-old Karyae Rashad Williams of 300 East Florida Street, Clinton. Both were charged with Two Counts of Drug Trafficking, Two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute and one count of possession.

Deputy Steven Sweat states that Jamicia Calwise and Karyae Williams were  knowingly in possession of 200 grams or more of cocaine on March 23rd and that they knowingly were in possession of over 1,000 dosage units of MDMA – Extacy – without authority.

They’re also charged with being in possession of schedule I and schedule III controlled drugs Saturday with intent to distribute, and with being in possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, alprazolam, on Saturday.

 Both were also charged with being in possession of a container of alcohol with a broken seal.

Jamicia Calwise if also charged with Speeding.

Cash or Surety bonds set on the five drug charges total $285,000 for each of the two. Bonds on the traffic charges total just under $400 for “Meka” Calwise.  Karyae Williams was charged with Receiving Stolen goods for allegedly being in  possession on Saturday of a stolen .40 caliber Taruas handgun, plus Possession During Commission of a Violent Crime. He had additional bonds over $15,000.