LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC — Two Gaston residents face charges in connection with an alleged meth lab found in a home.
Rayne Gunn, 18, and Justin James Holt, 22, both of Big Hickory Lane in Gaston, are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawfully disposing of waste from a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory, a news release from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said. Officers with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) made the arrests.
According to reports, about 7:30 p.m. Friday, deputies went to Holt’s home at 339 Big Hickory Lane, where Gunn lives with Holt, in response to a call from Gunn’s aunt to check on her niece’s well-being. Gunn is Holt’s live-in girlfriend.
Deputies say they encountered the couple as they were in a vehicle in the home’s driveway and noticed a strong odor coming from the vehicle.
Deputies say they found a large fire pit in the front yard that contained remnants of lithium batteries, packages of pseudoephedrine and cans of starter fluid that had been punctured. NET officers arrived to investigate and confirmed a meth lab at the home.
Gunn was being held on Monday, February 25 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $15,000. Holt was being held on Monday at the county Detention Center on bail totaling $20,000.
From Staff Reports