DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Darlington County deputies and narcotic agents were called out Saturday afternoon, to the 400 block of Rio drive in Darlington, for a possible meth lab.
Units were dispatched to this location because the man who lived there said he had been using meth all night and feared someone was trying to kill him, according to a DCSO news release.
According to deputies, when they arrived at the house, they met with the man in the front yard and it was apparent that he was under the influence so he was transported to an area hospital. Deputies then went inside the house to see if anyone else was inside and noticed three trash burn piles in the back yard.
According to Darlington County Sheriff's Office news release, officers stated that in the trash were items associated with cooking meth, the units backed away from the house and called narcotic units to this location.
Deputies stated, while waiting on a search warrant two more subjects came out of the house.
" A search warrant was secured and units wearing protective gear entered the house. Once in the residents agents did not find an active lab but did fine materials associated with a meth lab. Agents also found a small quantity of marijuana and what is believed to be meth. " –DCSO News Release.
So far, two arrests have been made in this case, names and charges have not been released at this time because of the ongoing investigation, states deputy officials.