Traffic stop leads to meth trafficking
On April 4, 2018 around 11:10 p.m., a uniform patrol Deputy with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office was on routine patrol when he observed a red Ford Focus cross the double line on Highway 101 north of Gray Court. After initiating a traffic stop on this vehicle, the deputy then made contact with the driver and he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the while talking with him. The driver was then removed from the vehicle, detained and consent to search the vehicle was granted. From searching the vehicle, deputies found an open container of beer and several plastic bags that contained a total of approximately 38 grams of methamphetamines commonly known as “ICE.” Christopher Alan Cooper of 123 Sprouse Lane, Fountain Inn, SC was placed under arrest and charged with Open Container and Trafficking Methamphetamine. He is currently being housed at the Laurens County Detention Center.