York County drug agents discovered an inactive meth lab Wednesday in Rock Hill - the second lab discovered within five days, according to reports.
Three Rock Hill residents were arrested after narcotics investigators with the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit found meth-making materials in an apartment on the Catawba Indian Reservation.
Jamie Peter Ryan Horne and William Keith Edwards, both 37, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Brandy Michelle Shehan, 35, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, according to officials.
Officers found 0.3 grams of meth on both Edwards and Shehan. Edwards, who has been arrested on drug-related charges twice before, was also charged with possession, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.
Marvin Brown, commander of the drug unit, said a hazmat team wasn’t needed Wednesday since the mixed chemicals had already burned.
Investigators also found remnants of a second, unrelated lab Saturday in Rock Hill. No arrests or suspects were named in that case. Officers recovered several meth-making pots in a large trash bag on the side of the road.
Hazmat crews from Columbia were called to clean up the chemicals from the roadside dump site, Brown said.
So far, York County has had 13 meth labs this year, up from 10 in 2012. Twenty-two suspects have been arrested as a result of the 2013 labs.
Two meth labs exploded this year, resulting in injuries.
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