2 Lexington County residents charged after meth lab seized

December 9, 2013 

— Two people face charges in connection with an alleged meth lab found at a Batesburg-Leesville area home.

Denise Nichole Jones, 24, of Bridgewater Road, Batesburg-Leesville, and Richard Allen Lybrand, 30, of Sem Sease Road, Gilbert, were arrested Friday and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawfully disposing of waste from a methamphetamine laboratory, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday.

According to Sheriff James Metts, officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) seized the alleged methamphetamine laboratory Friday at a home on Bridgewater Road after receiving a tip. Evidence found in the home was consistent with a meth lab, Metts said.

Jones was being held Monday at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $20,000. Lybrand was released from the county Detention Center on Saturday after Lybrand posted bail totaling $20,000.

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