Drugs & guns near school

6 suspects are arrested, charged with cocaine, marijuana conspiracy
A report said the people in the apartment did not exit immediately. A strategic response team arrived, and the suspects began to come out of the apartment.

 

Six people have been arrested in Laurens and charged with drugs and firearms possession, a report said.

The suspects are identified as:

--26-year-old Andrew June Carter Jr. of 116 Hunter’s Court, Laurens;

--31-year-old Christopher Eugene Franklin of 153 Sherman Drive, Laurens;

--26-year-old Calvin Ladell Hudgens of 99 Persimmon Tree Drive, Laurens;

--26-year-old Lamarcus Rashadd Westfield of 100 Dial Street, Laurens;

--32-year-old Eric Antwan Pinson and 42-year-old Beverly Pinson Reid, both of 318 Wynetta Street, Laurens.

A report said Laurens Police arrested the group Saturday responding to a call at Apt. B, 202 Ashley Lane, Laurens. Marijuana was smelled at the scene, and a report said the people in the apartment did not exit immediately. 

A strategic response team arrived, and the suspects began to come out of the apartment.

Suspects were charged with:

--possession of marijuana with intent to distribute;

--distribution of cocaine with criminal conspiracy and destruction of evidence;

--possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a school (Laurens Middle); 

--possession of cocaine within proximity of a school.

--possession of weapons (two handguns) and possession of weapons during the commission of a violent crime (cocaine distribution); and

--felon in possession of a weapon (all except Pinson and Reid).

The group is suspected of flushing drugs down a toilet in the apartment. A report said 28 grams of cocaine was found.  

Reid’s bond was set at $185,000. Bond was denied for the five male suspects.

4 of 6 suspects are charged with felon in possession of a weapon.

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