The arrest of five people on drug charges Wednesday night began when Lt. Christopher Martin and Lt. Scott Franklin went to a mobile home at 16303 Highway 25 North of Ware Shoals at 9:04 pm looking for a man who was wanted for charges. That particular suspect was apparently not home, but his brother was, along with two other man and two women. A report on the incident states that sounds of people moving around in the trailer after a first person came to the door indicated the presence of more people than the first subject had indicated. Continued investigation of the location reportedly located syringes and various drugs. A canine search of the area also allegedly alerted investigators to the presence of marijuana in a vehicle behind the mobile home.
That vehicle was towed away and impounded. In addition to methamphetamine marijuana and other narcotics reportedly seized at the scene, deputies also noted confiscating $741 in cash.
Warrants were obtained by three Laurens County Sheriff’s investigators yesterday to charge five people arrested Wednesday night at a residence north of Ware Shoals on Highway 25, near Mount Bethel Road. The warrants were obtained by Sheriff’s investigators and alleged the drug violations occurred on November 20th.
35-year-old Norman Daniel Reese of 5700 Highway 252, Donalds was charged with
Possession of Hydrocodone with Intent to Distribute on November 20th and with Drug Trafficking for alleged possession of more than 66 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine. He was also charged with Possession of Hydrocodone with Intent to Distribute, noting possession of between 28 and 100 grams.
43-year-old Larry Furman Benton Jr. of 16303 Highway 25, Ware Shoals was charged with Possession of more than 66 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine and
Possession of Hydrocodone with Intent to Distribute.
28-year-old Gary Barker Plake III, booked with an address of 1322 Nation Road, Hodges was served with warrants that noted an address at the arrest scene, 16303 Highway 25, Ware Shoals. He is accused of Drug Trafficking for allegedly being in possession of more than 66 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine, with another charge of Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine and with Possession of Hydrocodone with Intent to Distribute. Gary Plake III was also issued a ticket with a 4th charge, Simple Possession of Marijuana at 11 pm Wednesday night on Highway 25 at Mount Bethel Road.
31-year-old Stacey Lynn Jones of 163 Christian Drive, Laurens was also listed with the Highway 25 address in warrants she was served yesterday. She is facing a Drug Trafficking charge that alleges possession of more than 66 grams of Crystal Methamphetamines and with Possession of Hydrocodone with Intent to Distribute.
47-year-old Susanna Leigh Grant of 27 Forest Lane, Ware Shoals was issued a ticket charging her with Driving without a valid South Carolina Driver’s License at 10:54 Wednesday night on Highway 25. She is also facing two drug charges in warrants that allege Possession of Diazepam without Authority and Possession of Clonazepam without Authority.
All five suspects remained in the Johnson Detention Center earlier this morning awaiting arraignment.