Laurens Man Facing Drug Distribution Charge

 An undercover drug sale about 11 months ago is alleged in a charge served yesterday on a Laurens man. The Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old Jonathan Eugene Merchant of 1154 Woodberry Drive, Laurens and served him with a warrant that alleges Distribution of Methamphetamine. It states that on December 17, 2012 a confidential informant working undercover with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office purchased a quantity of methamphetamine from the defendant. Jonathan Merchant was being held in the Johnson Detention Center today on a $15,000 Surety bond.