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LPD, SLED makes pair of drug arrests in Laurens

Two men were arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges by the Laurens Police Department on Friday.

Kurt Thompson

The LPD and S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) SWAT teams executed search warrants at two residences on Holmes Street. Kurt Thompson, 35, and Kenyatti Abney, 22, were arrested and booked into the Laurens County Detention Center.

According to the LPD, police seized counter-surveillance equipment, 6.75 pounds of maurijuana/THC products, 15 LSD tabs, 20 Schedule 3-4 Narcotic pills, 10 grams of Psilocyin mushrooms, 6 grams of methamphetamine, a rifle and a sawed-off shotgun at 309 Holmes Street.

Thompson now faces seven related drug charges, including possession with intent to distribute meth within close proximity to a playground, park or school.

Kenyatti Abney

At 300 Holmes Street, police seized pressed pills containing Fentanyl and a gun with extended magazines.

Abney has been charged with possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl.
“We are always looking for ways to make a positive impact on the community and ridding the area of drug dealers is one of the most important ones,” said LPD Chief Keith Grounsell. “We are grateful to have 100% support of the mayor, city administrator and city council to aggressively rid the streets of this poison that has caused over 100,000 overdoses across America last year.

1 Comment

  1. Bernard Yon on January 26, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    My eyes and ears were open because i told who i seen and what i heard A crime writes a check your freedom especially your life should not be able to cash You can be too smart and intelligent until you become very dumb and stupid You can run from the law and you can not hide from God period The Devil is an liar Peace be still

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