The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday added drug charges from last fall on a man who had been arrested by Clinton Public Safety the previous night for other drug charges.
Clinton Public Safety yesterday morning served charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Illegal Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance on 42-year-old Charles Raymond Burden of 106 Holmes Street, Laurens, who is also known as “Cherokee.” Public Safety Officer Jeremy Marshall states that Burden had 3.9 grams of methamphetamine in his possession in Clinton April 10th that was packaged in three separate plastic baggies. The officer further alleges that Burden had 11 ½ white rectangular pills identified as Alprazolam in his possession in Clinton Wednesday, with out authority to have it. Bonds on the two Clinton charges were set at $18,000.
Once in the Johnson Detention Center, the Sheriff’s Office added two additional charges from last fall on Charles Burden, accusing him of Methamphetamine Manufacture and of Illegal Disposal of Meth Waste. Investigator Brian Bridges states that an investigation from lt. Robert Wilkie indicates that Raymond Burden was in possession of items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine November 16th, 2012 on Wayhill Drive, Ware Shoals, and that Burden illegally disposed of methamphetamine waste at that location on that date. Bonds on the two Laurens County charges were set totaling $45,000 yesterday. 42-year-old Raymond “Cherokee’ Burden of Laurens remained in the Johnson Detention Center earlier today under $63,000 in bonds.