In a collaborative effort of law enforcement agencies, the Laurens Police Department and the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office have shut down three meth labs in the City of Laurens since Monday.
After receiving information, the LPD and LCSO executed a search warrant on Monday at Room 18 of the America’s Best Inn on Bolt Drive. Officers located in the room the necessary materials for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. According to reports, the room was being set up as a meth lab but it had not been used to “cook” meth.
Officers then went to the residence of the man who rented the hotel room, 209 Creamer Street in Laurens. Officers located a meth lab at the residence that had been recently used to “cook” meth.
Warren Matthew Cook (pictured), 29, 209 Creamer Street, Laurens, was arrested and charged with two counts of manufacturing meth and one count of unlawful disposal of meth waste.
On Tuesday, both agencies executed a search warrant at 1214 West Main Street in Laurens. Officers found in the home four grams of meth, a meth lab, 1,066 sudafed pills, scales and other items used in the sale of meth. Four children who lived in the home were placed in protective custody with the Department of Social Services.
Ronnie Herman Knight, 29, 1214 West Main Street, was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth, possession with intent to distribute meth, unlawful exposure of children to meth lab, unlawful disposal of meth waste, unlawful possession of oxycodone, unlawful possession of Lortab and possession of more than 200 grams of pseudoephedrine.
Heather Marie Griffin, 25, 1214 West Main Street, was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth and unlawful exposure of children to meth lab.
Jordan D. Bodie, 19, 1214 West Main Street, was arrested and charged with manufacturing meth and unlawful exposure of children to meth lab.