Four men arrested after meth lab bust in Irmo motel room

akflanagan@thestate.comSeptember 3, 2013 

— Four men are facing charges in connection with a meth lab discovered over the weekend at an Irmo area motel.

Charged with manufacturing methamphetamine are Michael Wayne Anderson, Jr., 31, of Flora Drive, Lexington; Charles Daniel Barker, 31, of Shore Road, Fair Play; Paul Scott Kelley, 41, of Griffith Creek Drive, Greer; and Christopher Carl Ruppe, 45, of Racetrack Road, Woodruff, according to a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Officers with Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team officers made the arrests Sunday at the Motel 6 at 1776 Burning Tree Drive near Irmo, after receiving reports about an alleged meth lab in a motel room. Evidence of meth production was found in the room, according to reports.

The four were being held Tuesday at the Lexington County Detention Center on $15,000 bail each.

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