GASTON, SC Acting on a tip, Lexington County authorities on Monday raided a home on the 1800 block of Village Court in Gaston looking for a methamphetamine lab. A search of the residence turned up two glass mason jars and a plastic funnel that the Lexington County Sheriffs Department described as part of a methamphetamine laboratory.
A 13-year-old boy who was found watching TV in a bedroom at the time of the raid was placed with a relative. Arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful conduct toward a child was Robert Fleet Pendleton, 34, of 1812 Village Court, Gaston.
Pendleton was being held at the Lexington County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon, awaiting a bond hearing.