Charges from Early Morning Traffic Stop

A man arrested early yesterday morning on a traffic charge was served with a drug charge later in the day. Laurens Police arrested 56-year-old Willie James Sanders 0f 104 Middle Street, Laurens. Officer Van Pelt issued a ticket charging him with 2nd offense Driving under Suspension of his license at 2:13 yesterday morning on Fleming Street. A warrant was served later, charging Mr. Sanders with Possession of Crack Cocaine. In it, Officer Van Pelt states that on February 6th the defendant unlawfully had .06 gram of crack cocaine in his possession, discovered during a traffic stop on Fleming Street.

Willie James Sanders was being held in the Johnson Detention Center this morning with cash or surety bonds on the two charges totaling $11,270.