On June 25th, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office accompanied SLED to a residence on Knighton Chapel Road within Laurens County in reference to a person wanted by Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, Deputies observed a motorcycle behind the residence that matched the description of a stolen motorcycle. The wanted subject (Michael Edward Gonzales) did come out of the residence and was taken into custody without incident. After securing a search warrant for the property due to the confirmed stolen motorcycle and an admittance of illegal narcotics being inside the residence, deputies did discover a bag containing multiple bags of an off-white crystal-like substance, two firearms, and a large sum of cash. The Methamphetamine weighed approximately 747 grams and over $10,000 was seized.
Michael Edward Gonzales was taken into custody by Spartanburg County due to outstanding warrants. In addition, Gonzales will be charged with the following in Laurens County:
-Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Enhanced
-Trafficking in Meth, 400 Grams or More
-Possession of Firearm by Person Convicted of Violent Felony
-Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime
“This is a great example and result of agencies working together. I thank all involved for their hard work in removing this cancerous activity from our county.”