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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Officers Seize Methamphetamine Laboratory


Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) on Monday, May 19 seized a methamphetamine laboratory that was being operated at a home on Pooles Mill Road near Swansea. Officers arrested a 24-year-old Swansea man and 28-year-old Swansea woman on charges that they operated the methamphetamine laboratory.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said NET officers arrested Monty Lamar Harry, 24, of 3069 Pooles Mill Road, Swansea, and Crystal Lee Miller, 28, of 3061 Pooles Mill Road, Swansea, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it, improperly disposing of waste from a methamphetamine laboratory and unlawfully altering pseudoephedrine. Harry and Miller were being held on Wednesday, May 21 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $15,000 for each inmate.

NET officers found the methamphetamine laboratory at about 1:09 p.m. on Monday at a home at 3065 Pooles Mill Road, Metts said. Officers arrested Harry and Miller. Officers dismantled and safely disposed of the methamphetamine laboratory. Officers found a small amount of methamphetamine on Miller’s person incident to her arrest.

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.

Metts and municipal police chiefs implemented NET in 2001 in order to enhance drug enforcement in Lexington County.



 


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