4 arrested after meth lab bust in Dorchester County

Four people are in jail after the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office discovered a meth lab Friday night. The suspects are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine

Authorities say the lab was active when the bust was made around 8 p.m. Investigators uncovered the lab at 133 Coronet Street in the Meadow Run subdivision in the Knightsville area of Dorchester County.

The metro narcotics unit received a tip of the active methamphetamine lab around 7 p.m. and went to the residence to investigate. Detectives knocked on the front door to speak with occupants of the residence and then saw at least three people running around the house concealing items used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Detectives say they smelled a strong chemical odor associated with methamphetamine manufacturing emitting from the residence. Four people were detained and a search warrant was obtained for the residence.

During the search, detectives seized an operational methamphetamine lab. Detectives worked until 4 a.m. Saturday to dismantle the lab and remove the hazardous chemicals associated with the lab. The cleanup was done during the storms that rolled into Summerville on Friday night.

Four people were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine within ½ mile proximity of a school.

Deputies arrested David C. William Jr., of Summerville, Gerald Smith, of Summerville, Rhonda Morgan, of Summerville, and Faith Mccutcheon, of Ruffin.

Smith and Mccutcheon are currently out on bond for an April 1 methamphetamine manufacturing charge. All four are awaiting a bond hearing at the Dorchester County jail in St. George.

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the incident.

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