Failure to Stop, Trafficking in Meth Tuesday

After a suspect initially failed to stop for blue lights, Laurens Police reported finding drugs when the man did stop Tuesday of this week. 26-year-old Kristopher Kantay Valentine of 387 Watson Street, Laurens was charged with Failing to Stop for Blue Lights and Resisting Arrest along with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.

Warrants citing the investigation of Officer Willard accuse Valentine of failing to stop for blue lights after being signaled to do so, failing to yield and, in fact, increasing speed, putting the safety of the public at risk, in his alleged attempt to evade law enforcement. A Ticket issued further charged Valentine with Resisting Arrest at 11:00 am on Beasley Street.

The drug warrants alleged that Officer Willard found 69 grams of methamphetamine after making the traffic stop along with two pounds of marijuana, discovered on Beasley Street.

Kristopher Kantay Valentine was later released from the Johnson Detention Center on posting cash or surety bonds totaling $47,500.