Drug Charges and Assault by Resisting Arrest

Drug possession and other charges were served on a woman following a Saturday incident at the Laurens County Hospital. 29-year-old Shunta Lavanta Gary of 305 Pickens Street, Joanna was charged with 1st Offense Possession of Cocaine, Possession of another Controlled Substance and with Resisting Arrest. She is accused of being in possession of less than one gram of cocaine and of a white pill believed to be hydrocodone Saturday. She is also accused of assaulting a law enforcement officer who was engaged in the legal process of arresting her on the drug charges. Shunta Lavanta Gary remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning with cash or surety bonds totaling $15,000.