Drugs, 4 handguns and $3k in cash seized in Lexington Co. bust

September 4, 2013 

Travis Leon Horton


LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC Authorities raided a home on the 1100 block of Bluefield Road near Lexington Tuesday and seized equipment and chemicals used in manufacturing methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pain killers, heroin, 4 handguns and about $3,000 in cash, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said in a news release.

Travis Leon Horton, 26, of 1106 Bluefield Road was arrested Wednesday and has been charged for third-offense making meth, possessing methamphetamine, possessing heroin and possessing pot with intent to distribute.

When Horton’s home was raided Tuesday, officers of the Lexington Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team allegedly found five plastic bottles used as reaction vessels in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a large quantity of empty packages of the decongestant drug pseudoephedrine, as well as pseudoephedrine in a blender. While sold without a prescription, pseudoephedrine must be kept behind the counter and sales limited at drug stores and other places it can be bought, because of its use in making meth.

Horton was being held at the Lexington County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon awaiting a bond hearing.

Horton’s arrest brings to seven the number of people charged this week in Lexington County with operating methamphetamine labs.

-- Rachael Myers Lowe

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