Sheriff: Man arrested for trafficking crystal meth | Crime
Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) arrested a Lexington man on charges that he was trafficking in a crystal form of methamphetamine as well as growing marijuana plants at his home.
On Tuesday, deputies arrested 55-year-old Ray Hubert Adkins and seized more than 10 grams of the crystal form of methamphetamine, two marijuana plants, $4,815 in cash, four handguns and one rifle that officers found at the Oron Courts home.
The report said NET officers obtained a search warrant for Adkins’ home on Tuesday morning after a deputy detected an odor emanating from marijuana plants inside the residence after the deputy served a general sessions court bench warrant that was issued for Adkins on a charge of possessing methamphetamine.
After executing the search warrant, officers found two marijuana plants in an indoor terrarium and more than 10 grams of the crystal form of methamphetamine, with a street value of about $1,000, that were stored in seven canisters, the report stated.
Officers also found $4,815 in cash, two sets of digital scales and bags that are used to package drugs for sale, according to sheriff’s deputies.
In addition, officers found one Hi Point 9-mm handgun, one Karz 9-mm handgun, one .22-caliber handgun, one Smith & Wesson .38-caliber handgun and one Ruger 1022 rifle. Officers seized the five firearms in addition to the marijuana plants, crystal methamphetamine and cash that the officers found at the home.
Adkins was arrested on charges of trafficking in the crystal form of methamphetamine, manufacturing marijuana, simple possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a violent crime.
Adkins was being held on Wednesday, January 30 at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.