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70-year-old Newberry man arrested for meth DUI in Georgetown

William Danny Carpenter (Source: GCSO) William Danny Carpenter (Source: GCSO)

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) – A 70-year-old Newberry man was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop for being accused of driving under the influence of methamphetamine.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested William Danny Carpenter for possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence, according to a news release from the GSCO. Carpenter is at the Georgetown County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

Just before noon, Carpenter was stopped on Pleasant Hill Drive in the area of the International Paper Canal because he was driving erratically.

After the sheriff’s deputy performed the proper tests on Carpenter, due to suspicion he was under the influence of an unknown substance, he was arrested for DUI of methamphetamine.

During the vehicle’s inspection, the sheriff’s deputy discovered some objects and foreign substances which raised his concern of a possible mobile meth lab.

The vehicle was secured and as a safety precaution the area on Pleasant Hill Drive was closed.

Georgetown County EMS, the Georgetown County Fire Department and the 15th Judicial Circuit Tactical Meth Enforcement Team were called to the scene.

After completing the investigation, it was determined the vehicle was not a mobile meth lab although methamphetamine along with drug paraphernalia and other controlled substances were discovered in the vehicle, the release states.

 Pleasant Hill Drive reopened around 3 p.m.

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