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Officers Seize Methamphetamine Laboratory


Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) on Friday, March 28 seized a methamphetamine laboratory that was operated at a home on Pelion Road near Pelion. Officers also arrested a 37-year-old Pelion woman on charges that the woman operated the methamphetamine laboratory at the home in the presence of an 8-year-old boy.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said NET officers arrested Jamie Williams Greenlee, 37, of 1570 Pelion Road, Pelion, on arrest warrants on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawfully altering pseudoephedrine and manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a child. Greenlee was being held on Tuesday, April 1 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $30,000.

On Friday, March 28, NET officers executed a search warrant at Greenlee’s home and found the components of a methamphetamine laboratory inside the residence, Metts said. Officers arrested Greenlee in connection with the operation of the methamphetamine laboratory that officers found at Greenlee’s home. Officers dismantled and safely disposed of the components of the methamphetamine laboratory that officers found at Greenlee’s home.

NET officers placed the 8-year-old boy in emergency protective custody, Metts said. The South Carolina Department of Social Services took custody of the 8-year-old boy and took the 8-year-old boy to a local hospital so that a physician could assess the boy’s physical condition.

Metts asked anyone with information about illegal drug activity in Lexington County to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff’s Department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).

NET is comprised of officers from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Batesburg-Leesville Police Department and Lexington Police Department, Metts said. The sheriff and municipal police chiefs implemented NET in 2001 in order to enhance drug enforcement in Lexington County.



 


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