Photo Gallery | Officers remove more than 8,000 pounds of trash from creek
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department code enforcement officers and resident deputies removed 8,640 pounds of trash, including 270 old tires, from a creek along Zane Lane and a utility right-of-way off Laura Brodie Road near Batesburg-Leesville on Friday.
According to a news release, officers spent a full-day removing trash from the creek and utility right-of-way.
Deputies elected to clean up the creek because the creek is a tributary for the North Edisto River.
During the clean-up effort at the creek, deputies found several bags of trash along the banks of the creek that contained waste from a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory.
Deputies requested assistance from officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), who responded to the creek and safely disposed of the waste from the methamphetamine laboratory.