MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach police responded to an armed robbery that uncovered a meth lab in Myrtle Beach early Sunday morning.
43-year-old John Evans that stated that 31-year-old Jason Brown returned to the Evan's home located in Atlantic Sands motel to get his tools back he exchanged the day before for “weak” narcotics, according to the police report.
When Evans allowed Brown inside his room, Brown pulled out a knife and demanded money.
Evans gave Brown money, but refused to give back the tools. At this point, Evans chased Brown off with a hammer, as stated in the police report.
When officers arrived, they noticed a strong chemical smell while in Evans' room and saw evidence of a meth lab.
While searching, officers discovered a small baggy in Evan's pant's pocket containing 6 grams of meth. Officers searched the apartment and found items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and almost 73 grams of meth was removed from the home.
Evans was charged with manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine, simple possession of marijuana, possession of schedule 4 and 5 pills, and possession of non-scheduled pills without a prescription, and assault and battery 3rd degree.
Brown was later found in the area of 2nd Avenue North and Flagg Street and was charged with armed robbery.
Brown was also charged with obtaining property under false pretenses after officers located five fishing rods and reels he allegedly stole at Louie's Pawn Shop. The rods and reels were reported stolen on November 21, 2014 and pawned on November 19. 2014.