Two Laurens men face meth charges

Officials find over five grams of meth in vehicle        

Two Laurens men face multiple felony drug related offenses after officials found methamphetamine in their possession on Aug. 2, according to the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office.

Bobby S. Cooper, 40, of Laurens, was initially arrested for operating while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license. During an inventory of the vehicle, several individually wrapped packages of over five grams of methamphetamine were discovered.

Cooper was charged with ongoing criminal conduct, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine, failure to affix a drug tax stamp, operating while intoxicated (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cooper is being held in Pocahontas County Jail on a $26,300 bond.

Another Laurens man was also arrested in connection with Cooper’s arrest.

Corey C. Reese, 45, was arrested after law enforcement officials found approximately one gram of methamphetamine in his home in Laurens.

Reese was charged with possession of methamphetamine and was booked into the county jail on a $1,000 bond.

The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by Laurens Police and Pocahontas County Attorney’s Office.