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Home  |  News  |  West Columbia Investigates Meth Lab

West Columbia Investigates Meth Lab
Friday, February 3, 2012

West Columbia, SC – The West Columbia Police Department is investigating a meth lab found within the city Thursday. According to Chief Dennis Tyndall, officers were following up on arrests made Wednesday in reference to larcenies from a local Laundromat. Tyndall stated that investigators charged three individuals with breaking into coin machines at Mable’s Laundry located at 2214 Platt Springs Road. The incidents occurred during the early morning hours on January 19th, 23rd and 31st.

As part of the on-going investigation, a search warrant was conducted on a storage building leased by one of the subjects. The storage unit was located at 1648 Airport Blvd. Upon entry into the storage building, officers detected a chemical odor and found items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. West Columbia Police Department, with the assistance of Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Cayce DPS, were able to safely secure the scene and remove the chemicals.

Arrested in the case were Danny Ray Suggs, age 36 of West Columbia, Michael William Meetze, age 29 of Lexington, and Christina Annette Bryant, age 21 of Gaston. Bryant was charged with one count of petit larceny and one count of malicious damage of property. Meetze was charged with one count of petit larceny. Suggs was charged with three counts of petit larceny and three counts of malicious damage to property. Charges are pending at this time for the meth lab. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.

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