Deputies find meth lab in garage | Crime
Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) seized a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory that was being operated in a garage at a home on Lantern Hill Circle near Lexington and arrested a exington man on charges that the man operated the methamphetamine laboratory.
The report said deputies arrested 42-year-old L William David Langley on arrest warrants on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possessing 28 grams or less of marijuana.
Arrest warrants say on Sunday, December 23 NET officers executed a search warrant at Langley’s home at 181 Lantern Circle and found Langley in the garage, where he possessed one reaction vessel that contained a mixture of chemicals that actively was producing methamphetamine, one Hi-Point .45-caliber pistol and a small quantity of marijuana that was stored in two plastic bags.
Deputies responded to a call concerning suspicious activity at Langley’s home at about 3:43 a.m. on Sunday.
Upon arrival, officers detected a strong chemical odor outside the residence indicating that a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory was being operated at the residence, the report stated.
Deputies located Langley in a detached, two-car garage at Langley’s home, according to sheriff’s deputies.
The report said officers found that Langley was operating a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory in the garage and requested assistance from NET officers to further investigate the laboratory.
NET officers determined that the reaction vessel that Langley possessed in his garage actively was producing methamphetamine and dismantled the reaction vessel, Metts said. Officers arrested Langley without incident.
Langley was being held on Thursday, December 27 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $25,620.