Florence, SC - FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Two people have been arrested following a 10-mile police chase on Interstate 95 that led to the discovery of ingredients to manufacture meth.
Capt. Michael Nunn, spokesman for the Florence County Sheriff's Office, says a unit assigned to "Operation Strike Force" on April 27 was involved in a chase following an attempted traffic stop on I-95. Officers were led on a 10-mile pursuit with speeds up to 100 mph until the suspect vehicle was stopped with spike strips.
Upon a search of the vehicle, Nunn says officers found ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Units with the Timmonsville-Sardis Fire Department, Florence County Sheriff's Office, Drug Enforcement Administration and Florence County Emergency Management were dispatched to the scene and determined there was no health or environmental risk.
Officials say the manufacture of meth can produce a deadly, odorless gas.
Herbert Nelson Lamb, 40, of Kissimmee, FL, was charged with manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine, failure to stop for a blue light, driving on the wrong side of the road, driving without a license and littering in connection to the incident.
A second suspect, identified as Misty Boykin, 43, of Casselberry, FL, was also arrested and charged with manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine and littering.
Both Lamb and Boykin remain in custody at the Florence County Detention Center. Lamb is being held on a $21,500 surety bond, while Boykin is held on a $16,000 bond.