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Laurens County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday March 7th, 2012 :: 02:00 p.m. EST
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LCSO arrested 18 yo Walter Blackwell Jr, 24 yo Patrick Dale Keyser Jr both of Waterloo & 16 yo juvenile for Manf Meth

Burglary Of Vacant Home Leads To Meth Lab In Waterloo

In the late hours of March 6th, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a burglary in progress at a vacant home located at 1251 Pemberton Street, Waterloo. When deputies arrived at the incident location three subjects were standing in the yard, deputies discovered various items inside and outside the home used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Meth Lab Technicians were called to the scene for cleanup. Keysler and Blackwell both were in Possession of controlled substance and Keysler was also in possession of a firearm. Eighteen-year-old Stephen Walter Blackwell Jr. of 191 Virginia Circle, Waterloo, twenty-four-year old Patrick Dale Keyser Jr of 21 Dodson Lane Waterloo, and a sixteen-year-old juvenile female were arrested, Keysler is being charged with Burglary 2nd, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste, Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Blackwell is being charged with Burglary 2nd, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. The juvenile is being charged with Burglary 2nd, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste and has been turned over to the South Carloina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Blackwell and Keyser were transported to the Johnson Detention Center where they await a bond hearing.

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Laurens County Sheriff's Office
216 West Main Street
Laurens, SC 29360

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