4 arrested in West Columbia meth lab seizure

September 21, 2013 

— Four West Columbia residents have been arrested in connection with the Friday seizure of methamphetamine laboratory at a residence just outside the city.

Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team seized about 8 grams of meth from a lab that was being operated at a home on Kensington Court near West Columbia, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

Arrested were Tonya Marie Holland, 31, of 121 Kensington Court, West Columbia; Eddie Mart Jordan, 49, of 121 Kensington Court, West Columbia; Kayla Elizabeth Mattoni, 31, of 2830 Oakwood Drive, Unit 6, West Columbia; and Paul Edward Worrell, Jr., 38, of 121 Kensington Court, West Columbia.

At about 8:14 a.m. Friday, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to 121 Kensington Court to investigate a lead that a meth laboratory was being operated at the residence, the Sheriff’s Department said. Deputies detected a strong chemical odor coming from the home and saw white smoke flowing from a bedroom window at the rear of the house.

Jordan and Mattoni are charged with manufacturing meth and possessing meth with the intent to distribute. Holland and Worrell are charged with manufacturing meth. All four were being held on Saturday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting bond hearings.

Bertram Rantin

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