Another meth lab busted
Sheriff’s office arrests 3 on meth manufacturing charges
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:00 AM
A notice of condemnation is posted to the door of 116 Benjamin St. in Greenwood after the sheriff’s office said it broke up a meth lab.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Three people are in custody after Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office deputies broke up a small meth lab Tuesday afternoon in Greenwood County.
Rachel Nicole Ware, 23, Michael Szatkowski, 24, and Henry Thomas Buchanan, 33, were arrested on charges of the manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. All three live at 116 Benjamin St. in Greenwood County.
Further, Ware and Szatkowski will be charged with purchasing over the legal limit of pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is a precursor chemical needed to cook methamphetamine.
According to Josh Hood, an agent with the GCSO’s Drug Enforcement Unit, deputies arrived at the Benjamin Street residence about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to serve warrants on Ware and Szatkowski regarding the purchase of the pseudoephedrine. When officers arrived, they received permission to search the house for any meth manufacturing materials.
Officers then discovered a small active bottle with a meth-laced solution.
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