Couple Face Multiple Charges of Drug Possession and Child Neglect

Kendra Diane Gibson, age 29 of 114 North Marion Street Joanna was booked Wednesday into the Laurens County Detention Center charged with drug possession, and 3 counts of child neglect.  3 Warrants allege that on September 11th Gibson did knowingly place her child in harm and neglect by having methamphetamine filled syringes uncapped in her home and did also have meth in reach of her children. A further warrant alleges that she did knowingly possess meth with intent to distribute by having several bags, digital scales and .9 grams of meth. Kendra Diane Gibson remains in the detention center on $150k bond.

Her domestic partner, Vernon Lee Smith, age 42 of the same address was charged with 2 counts of child neglect and drug possession. Two warrants allege that on September 11th he did knowingly place his child in harm and neglect by having methamphetamine filled syringes uncapped in his home and did also have meth in reach of his children. A further warrant alleges that Smith did knowingly possess meth with intent to distribute by having several bags, digital scales and .9 grams of meth. Vernon Lee Smith remains in the detention center on $65k bond.