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Horry police search for suspect after discovery of meth lab

Tara Anders (Source: Horry County Police Department) Tara Anders (Source: Horry County Police Department)
Police respond after a meth lab is discovered in Conway on Monday. (Source: Horry County Police Department) Police respond after a meth lab is discovered in Conway on Monday. (Source: Horry County Police Department)
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with the discovery of a meth lab Monday at University Forest Drive.

According to Krystal Dotson, spokesperson for the Horry County Police Department, 24-year-old Tara Jeanne Anders is wanted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and disposal of methamphetamine waste.

Police were called to the scene earlier Monday. A woman who is roommates with a friend of Anders called police after she saw Anders running through her backyard, according to the police report. She yelled at Anders to leave, and Anders quickly left the area after abandoning a water bottle that contained a white rock-like substance with black particles in the carport of the home. The officer saw that the bottle had bubble-like carbonation from the bottom of the substance to the top.

The officer asked the woman if there were any other items around where Anders was in the backyard, the report states. The woman said she had not looked, then walked around to the backyard, and came back carrying a clear plastic soda bottle with a rubber tube coming from the top. The officer told the woman to place the item down and walk a safe distance away from it.  The scene was secured and photos were taken of the bottle.

According to Sgt. Thomas DelPercio with Horry County Police, the area was deemed safe and no evacuations of nearby homes were required. 

Authorities previously said an officer driving by noticed suspicious activity, which prompted the search and discovery of the meth lab.

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