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Meth Lab Busted in Pine Hill Acres

Dorchester County deputy allegedly observes suspect handling meth-making equipment through window of home.

Dorchester County deputies busted a suspected methamphetamine lab in Pine Hill Acres at around 3 a.m. Monday after a deputy observed the suspect handling the drug manufacturing equipment through a home's window and smelled a pungent chemical smell.

The 25-year-old suspect has been identified and warrants are pending. Charges are expected to include possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

According to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office incident report, a deputy responded to the home in reference to a complaint about a chemical smell. Upon arrival, the deputy could smell the odor and approached the home. Through an unobstructed living room window, the deputy allegedly saw the suspect handling black tubing, mason jars and a lighter consistent with meth manufacturing. 

Two other people were inside the home at 242 Cady Drive. 

According to the incident report, the suspect claimed the other two had nothing to do with the operation. 

Diana April 17, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Meth killed my friend & left her two babies motherless!! It ruined another one's life. BUST THEM ALL DCSO!!!! I APOLOGIZE FOR EVERY MEAN THING I EVER SAID ABOUT YA'LL!!! BUST EVERY DAMN METH LAB AND COOKER IN THIS STATE!!! LOCK THEM ALL UP!! My friend would have been 29 Saturday & I cant even say Happy Birthday Ashley. I will always miss you. I still cant believe your gone. Where did the little long legged 12 yr old I watched grow up go?? Why did you have to die so horribly? Love you forever, Diane & family.

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