Two Drug Charges Follow Traffic Stop

Unlawful possession of two drugs yesterday was alleged following a Laurens City Police arrest yesterday. 50-year-old Michele Bell Ridley of 557 Deer Meadows Road, Laurens was charged with Possession of Less than One Gram of Methamphetamine and unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Warrants citing an investigation of Officer Van Pelt allege that Ms. Ridley had a clear plastic baggie of a substance believed to be methamphetamine during a lawful traffic stop on Watts Avenue in Laurens yesterday. She’s also accused of having possession of one and one-half (1 ½ ) Hydrocodone pills. Michele Bell Ridley was released on personal recognizance bonds totaling $9,000 on the two charges.