One-year-old discovered inside inactive Rock Hill meth lab

Posted July 15, 2014 11:09 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

York County drug agents found a one-year-old child living inside a Rock Hill believed to have been the site of a recently active methamphetamine lab.

Around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers with the county’s Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit returned to 2787 Lesslie Dale Road following reports that people inside the mobile home were manufacturing methamphetamine.

Inside, officers recovered 295 grams of methamphetamine and supplies known to be part of the methamphetamine manufacturing process. Investigators also found a one-year-old boy inside the home. The lab was inactive at the time.

Officers charged Richard Bailey, 56 and Benny Sullivan, 39, with Trafficking Methamphetamine. Kaley Jenkins, 19 and the boy’s mother, was charged with Exposing a child to Methamphetamine and Unlawful Conduct towards a Child.

The Department of Social Services was called to take custody of the child pending the outcome of the case.

Photo credit: Google Maps, photo taken April 2013.

York County Multijurisdicitonal Drug Enforcement Unit Commander Marvin Brown said Tuesday’s met lab is the 13th discovered this year in York County.

Last year, drug agents came across a total of 22 meth labs.