The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning booked a man for five drug charges and a 6th warrant for an alleged weapons violation, with most allegedly occurring early Friday. 35-year-old Tyjuan Antinio Whitener of 29119 Highway 72 East, Whitmire was charged by Laurens County with Distribution of Methamphetamine on July 11th. Meanwhile, from alleged violations Friday, he is charged with Possession Methamphetamine, Crack Cocaine, Marijuana and Diazepham with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Sgt. Charles Nations states that Whitener distributed methamphetamine to a confidential information of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office on July 11th, 2016.
Sgt. Matt Veal states that on July 15th Tyjuan Whitener possessed methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possessed marijuana with intent to distribute, possessed crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possessed Diazepham 5mg with intent to distribute and that he had in his possession Friday a .380 handgun with ammunition at his residence, knowing that he was a felon convicted of a violent crime.
Bond was denied on all six charges. Tyjuan Antinio Whitener remained in the Laurens County Detention Center this morning. He was also being held for Newberry County and Whitmire Police for a charge of Distributing Crack Cocaine to an undercover agent June 16th, 2015