GCSO: Five nabbed in drug bust
Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:58 AM
Greenwood County authorities arrested five Greenwood people Wednesday following a drug bust near Grendel Mill Village.
The charges in connection with the incident were:
Christopher Anderson, 30, of 704 Truett Ave., was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of ephedrine in an altered state and improper disposal of meth waste.
Jessica Broom, 27, of 105 Longwood Lane, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Amanda Cortright, 24, of 243 Jebosha St., was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Andrew Ellenburg, 24, 420 Abbott Ave., was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of ephedrine in an altered state and improper disposal of meth waste.
Jessica Pennington, 25, of 425 Morgan Ave., was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Agents from the county drug enforcement unit responded to a home on Reynolds Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, and all five of the suspects were inside the home. Officers noted a strong chemical odor coming from the home and asked one of the residents to search the premises. According to a city police report:
After agents entered the home, one of the suspects said, "Oh my God, we're all going to jail." One of the female suspects told officers she lived at the home, and the other four came to her house to cook meth. She said she was not directly involved with the manufacturing, but was supposed to get a quantity of the drug once it was cooked.
Inside, agents found several items commonly used to manufacture meth as well as a bottle identified as a "gasser." The bottle contained a sludge-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and ephedrine.