A Waterloo man was arrested on Saturday after a narcotics search warrant was executed by Laurens County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents and criminal investigators.
After gaining entry into the residence, located at 498 Pemberton Street in Waterloo, deputies located the owner of the residence,Bryan Preston Cooper, inside the home.
After Cooper was detained, the search warrant was issued and deputies located three shotguns, a small caliber revolver with the serial numbers removed, digital scales used to weigh and distribute narcotics, items used to manufacture methamphetamine, a large sum of cash and 37 grams of methamphetamine.
Cooper was arrested and transported to the Johnson Detention Center for a bond hearing. He is being charged with possession of a handgun with obliterated serial numbers, manufacturing of meth-second offense, unlawful disposal of meth waste, trafficking meth-second offense, distribution of meth-second offense and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Chief Deputy Jarvis Reeder stated, “I’m extremely proud of our deputies. These agents and investigators received complaints from the community about Preston selling drugs, conducted a thorough investigation and arrested him with a substantial amount of meth. Investigations such as these are results of communities in Laurens County working with law enforcement officers to rid the streets of illegal drugs.”