Deputies arrest 3 after finding meth lab

dprice@thestate.comJanuary 24, 2013 

— Lexington County deputies arrested two people they said they caught making methamphetamine early Thursday morning outside Swansea.

Michael Paul Dixon, 24 and Christopher Edward Dubose, 30, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after deputies found the two in a shed behind a Southbound Road. Dixon’s girlfriend, 35-year-old Wendy Lee Gantt, was also arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine after officers found the drug inside the home during a search.

Deputies received a tip about 4:39 a.m. Thursday about an operational meth lab at the home. When deputies arrived, there was a strong chemical stench coming from the shed outside the home.

When they approached the shed, they saw Dixon holding a clear jar with a white substance in the bottom. Then, the deputies placed Dixon and Dubose, who was also in the shed, under investigative detention. The two were arrested after deputies found a plastic bottle being used as a vessel to create the drug inside the shed.

Inside, deputies found Gantt asleep. She was arrested after officers found some of the drug inside the home.

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