York County drug agents bust third meth lab in two weeks

Posted March 1, 2013 4:28 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Featured, Local News

York County drug agents made their third methamphetamine lab bust of in two weeks Thursday.

Officers with the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit seized materials used to make the drug as well as prescription pills in a home off Hopewell Drive.

Unit Commander Marvin Brown said his agents have shut down 29 meth labs in the past three years, and he had hoped there would be a downturn of drug busts due to increased enforcement.

“But it’s not turning out that way,” Brown said.

In February, Brown said his agents shut down two other meth labs — one in a car at the Target parking lot on Dave Lyle Blvd., and the other at a home in Fort Mill.

Thursday’s lab was found at a home off Hopewell Drive in the Lesslie community south of Rock Hill.

“We were able to make methamphetamine purchase out of that house and obtained a search warrant,” Brown said. “We watched the house until we felt it was the best time to move in.”

Amateur drug labs manufacturing methamphetamine in York County are not knew but they are highly dangerous.

“If you shake them the wrong way or turn them the wrong way or if you put water with them it causes an explosion. And the explosion often times sounds like a bomb going off,” Brown said.

Two people were arrested in the February 28 drug bust. Both face a combined total of 13 charges.