Drug agents bust Rock Hill meth lab, county-wide total rises to 21

Posted December 12, 2013 7:04 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Featured, Local News

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York County drug agents dismantled the 21st Methamphetamine lab in York County Thursday.

S.C. Probation and Prole officers were checking on the whereabouts of Brantie Britt, who was already on probation for methamphetamine charges. In the process of checking his home off Dunlap Roddey Road in Rock Hill, investigators came across an inactive Methamphetamine lab and a cache of drugs inside a storage building outside the home.

“There was a large amount of clean-up required, more than any other [meth] lab so far in York County,” said York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Marvin Brown.

Investigators recovered 421 grams of liquid Methamphetamine, .5 grams of powder Methamphetamine, .1 grams of ICE Methamphetamine, .7 grams of Heroin and 9.5 Clonazepam pills and a .380 pistol.

Britt, 37, was charged with Trafficking Methanphetamine-2nd offense, Manufacturing Methanphetamine-4th offense, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute-4th offense, Possession of Clonazepam-2nd offense and Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Britt’s girlfriend, Jennifer Wheeler, 32, of Chester, was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methanphetamine-2nd offense, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Clonazepam.

To date this year, York County’s Drug Unit has cleaned up 21 Methamphetamine labs, and arrested 38 people on 172 charges.

As of this writing, neither Britt nor Wheeler had yet been booked into the York County Detention Center.