Man arrested on meth, gun charges in Laurens Co.

Bryan Preston Cooper
Bryan Preston Cooper

WATERLOO, SC (WSPA) – A man has been arrested on meth and gun charges, according to the Laurens Co. Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say it happened on May 13 at a home in the 400 block of Pemberton St., in Waterloo.

The man who owned the home was Bryan Preston Cooper, say deputies.

They say they found 3 shotguns, a small caliber revolver with the serial numbers removed, digital scales used to weigh drugs.

They also found 37 grams of meth in “Ice” form, items used to make meth and a large sum of cash, according to the report.

They say Cooper will be charged with:

POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN WITH OBLITERATED SERIAL NUMBERS
MANUFACTURING OF METHAMPHETAMINE 2ND OFFENSE
UNLAWFUL DISPOSAL OF METH WASTE
TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE 2ND OFFENSE
DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE 2ND OFFENSE
POSSESSION OF A WEAPON DURING THE COMMISION OF A VIOLENT CRIME.

Chief Deputy Jarvis Reeder stated, “I’m extremely proud of our deputies. These Agents and Investigators received complaints from the community about Preston selling drugs, conducted a thorough investigation and arrested him with a substantial amount of meth. Investigations such as these are results of communities in Laurens County working with law enforcement officers to rid the streets of illegal drugs.”

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