Photo Gallery | Deputies find meth lab in shed; 3 arrested
Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department arrested three people after discovering a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory in a shed.
On Thursday, deputies arrested 24-year-old Michael Paul Dixon and 30-year-old Christopher Edward Dubose on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Deputies also arrested 35-year-old Wendy Lee Gantt on a charge of possessing methamphetamine.
The report said at about 4:39 a.m. on Thursday, deputies went to 1633 Southbound Road, the home where Dixon and Gantt reside at, in order to investigate a tip that a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory was being operated at the residence.
When deputies arrived at the home, they detected a strong chemical odor emanating from a shed outside the residence that they recognized from training that they received as an indication that a methamphetamine laboratory was being operated at the shed.
Deputies say they found Dixon and Dubose in the shed. Deputies say Dixon was holding a clear glass jar that contained a white substance at the bottom of the jar.
Deputies placed Dixon and Dubose in investigative detention.
According to sheriff’s deputies, officers located Gantt, who is Dixon’s girlfriend, sleeping inside the Southbound Road home. Deputies determined that Gantt possessed methamphetamine, which deputies found in the residence.
Deputies arrested Gantt on a charge of possessing methamphetamine.
The report said officers also found a small plastic bottle inside the shed that was being used as a reaction vessel to manufacture methamphetamine.
Officers requested assistance from NET officers in further investigating the clandestine methamphetamine laboratory found in the shed.
Officers later arrested Dixon and Dubose on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Dixon, Dubose and Gantt each were being held on Thursday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting bond hearings.