Three busted for meth lab in North Charleston

Richard Andrew Droze, Edward Lester Twele and Peggy Jean Gray.
Richard Andrew Droze, Edward Lester Twele and Peggy Jean Gray.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department have arrested three people after investigators found a meth lab at a trailer home on Thursday.

Authorities charged 36-year-old Edward Lester Twele, 46-year-old Richard Andrew Droze and 37-year-old Peggy Jean Gray with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Police detained the three during a traffic stop earlier on Thursday.

According to authorities, a North Charleston police officer pulled over a suspicious vehicle near Peppermill Parkway and Ashley Phosphate Road.

After making contact with the driver of the car, the officer detected a strong odor. The officer said the odor was possibly associated with the production of methamphetamine.

A police report states that officers found several packs of sudephedrine and plastic pens on Twele.

The North Charleston Police Department, fire department and the Drug Enforcement Agency then began to investigate a trailer in a parked lot in the area of Peppermill Parkway.

Inside the trailer, police say they found items consistent with making meth.

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