Crime

August 20, 2014

Four charged with manufacturing meth after Richland County bust

Four people have been charged in connection with a meth lab bust in Richland County, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Four people have been charged in connection with a meth lab bust in Richland County, according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Michael Cruser, 28; Christopher Hutto, 27; and Autumn Neu, 25; have each been charged with manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine; and Mark Dobson, 52; has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Deputies responded to the Days Inn at 133 Plumbers Road, which is near North Main Street and I-20, around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday morning in reference to a suspicious person.

Officers were able to locate a suspect who told them he was waiting on friends, according to Lt. Curtis Wilson, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

When his friends arrived, they drove by several times without stopping, Wilson said.

Wilson said deputies stopped the vehicle and discovered chemicals in the truck used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine,.

The suspects were arrested and taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, according to Wilson.

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