Five charged in Lexington County meth bust

cwinston@thestate.comNovember 20, 2013 

— A home-based methamphetamine lab discovered by Lexington County law enforcement officials on Tuesday has led to five arrests.

Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team found the lab, which included multiple active reaction vessels, at a home on Meadowfield Road near Gaston.

According to a news release, NET officers arrested and charged the following Gaston residents:

Amanda Marie Jones, 31, of 246 Meadowfield Road, manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine and possessing a controlled substance;

Pamela Ann Masanovich, 44, of 1043 Meadowfield Road, manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine, possessing a controlled substance and unlawfully disposing of waste from a methamphetamine laboratory;

Robert Joe McDaniel, III, 29, of 246 Meadowfield Road, manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine and possessing a controlled substance;

Charles William Reppenhagen, 28, of 1043 Meadowfield Road, manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine, possessing a controlled substance and unlawfully disposing of waste from a methamphetamine laboratory; and

Albert Christopher Thompson, Jr., 44, of 1043 Meadowfield Road, manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine, possessing a controlled substance and unlawfully disposing of waste from a methamphetamine laboratory.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies went to the residence at 1043 Meadowfield Road shortly before noon Tuesday and detected a strong odor from the home. Deputies inside the home found several mason jars that were stored in a microwave oven in a bedroom. NET officers dismantled and properly disposed of the reaction vessels that were being used to manufacture methamphetamine at the residence.

Sheriff James Metts asked anyone with information about illegal drug activity in Lexington County to call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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