Lexington County drug agents arrested four people after discovering a methamphetamine laboratory at a home outside Lexington Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Springdale Police raided a hotel on Cherokee Lane and arrested two men for “manufacturing methamphetamine.”
Mark Alan Busby Sr., 50; Mark Allen Busby II, 27; Teresa Faye LeBlanc, 53; and Carla D. Winnett, 46, are all charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, distributing methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
They were arrested after members of the Lexington County Narcotics Enforcement Team discovered a meth lab in a van parked outside the 159 Weaver Drive home they all shared while executing a search warrant there Wednesday, according to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department release. Deputies also found chemicals and equipment used to make meth underneath the home.
The house and its residents were the target of a six-week undercover drug investigation, the release states.
All four of the suspects are being held at Lexington County Detention Center on bonds ranging from $10,000 to $40,000.
Two men, James West, 30, and Darryl Bailey, 45, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine at the Cambridge Plaza hotel at 650 Cherokee Lane in Springdale. Springdale police raided rooms at the hotel around 1 a.m. Thursday following a tip. Drug making equipment allegedly was found in two hotel rooms and a car owned by West. Both men were being held at the Lexington County Detention Center Thursday night.