Multiple Drug Charges

   A Joanna man was arrested by the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Friday on multiple drug charges for alleged offenses last Wednesday. 36-year-old Allen Eugene Rochester of 115 Hawkins Circle, Joanna was charged with three counts of Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was also charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana and with an Open Container violation. Warrants allege that on September 12th Mr. Rochester was in possession of three controlled substances without authority to do so at 205 Pickens Street, Joanna. These allegedly included Carisophordol, a Schedule V controlled substance, Diazepam, a Schedule VI controlled substance and Oxocodone, a schedule II controlled substance. 

   Allen Eugene Rochester was also accused of having an open container of beer or wine in a vehicle while in a public park September 12th. He’s also charged with being in possession of less than one ounce of marijuana September 12th at 205 Pickens Street in Joanna. Rochester was released from the Johnson Detention Center later Friday on personal recognizance bonds totaling $15,882.