Woman out on bond for drug charges arrested in Meth lab bust
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Acting on a concerned citizen's tip about a clandestine Methamphetamine lab operating on Meadowfield Road, deputies arrested three people early Friday morning, including one who was out of jail on bond for previous drug charges.
Deputies were sent to the 1000 block of Meadowfield Rd. in Gaston around 11:45 Thursday night to investigate a suspicious odor. Once in the area, they were able to trace the odor to 1043 Meadowfield Rd, according to an incident report.
Once at the residence, deputies knocked on the door and when one of the residents opened the glass door, they observed heavy smoke blanketing the residence, the report said.
Deputies went inside to perform a protective sweep of the residence and observed several Methamphetamine cooking materials, according to the report. They cleared the home and waited for members of the Lexington County Multi- Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team and Lexington County Fire Service to respond.
Narcotics agents reported finding "two green two liter bottles containing liquid, lithium strips, and white material all consistent with a 'one-pot' method of manufacturing Methamphetamine." Also found in the residence were two canisters of table salt, an empty can of starter fluid, a hotplate that had a glass jar containing ether on it and three acid generators, the report said.
After being decontaminated by firefighters, Donald Jordan, 34, and Pamela Masanovich, 42, were arrested and charged with manufacturing of Methamphetamine. The third suspect, Ashley Cook, 29, was also decontaminated and was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine. Cook was already out of jail on bond at the time of her arrest for previous drug charges, according to the sheriff's department.
All three are being held at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings.
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