Bond Denied for Meth Trafficking & 3 Other Charges

Possession of over ten grams of crystal meth at a Downtown Clinton business was alleged following an arrest by Clinton Police yesterday. 36-year-old Kenneth Reyburn Copeland of 309 Byrd Drive, Clinton was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine along with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He’s also facing charges of 3rd or Subsequent Offense, Driving under Suspension as well as being an Habitual Offender for Driving under Suspension.

Clinton Police Lt. Cathy Anderson states that on June 13th Mr. Copeland

had a quantity of clear crystal-type substance consistent with methamphetamine in his possession at 102 South Broad Street and that this weighted more than ten grams. Copeland also allegedly had drug paraphernalia in his possession, consisting of two glass pipes with residue, a grinder with marijuana residue and electronic scales with residue.

Lt. Anderson also states that on June 13th Copeland operated a vehicle on the highways of South Carolina while his privilege to drive had been revoked or denied. Two prior convictions of Driving under Suspension were also noted. A fourth warrant alleges that Copeland has been declared a Habitual Offender for driving with a suspended license.

During arraignment yesterday, a judge denied bond on all four charges. Kenneth Reyburn Copeland remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.