DHEC: Homeowner will have to pay for cleanup after meth lab bust

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The owner of a home Charleston County sheriff's deputies say was used for a meth lab will have to pay for the cleanup of the property.

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A Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman said Tuesday that the homeowner will have to pay for the cleanup after deputies wearing protective suits took over a Lord Calvert Drive home Monday morning. Investigators got a tip that methamphetamine was being made at the home.

In many cases the owner doesn't have the money so the State Law Enforcement Division pays to help clear the equipment used to make the drug.

Charleston County investigators arrested 43-year-old Patrick D'Angelo and 28-year-old Heather Moreland at a home on Wappoo Road and 41-year-old Joseph McLaughlin at the home on Lord Calvert Drive.

McLaughlin is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. D'Angelo and Moreland are charged with manufacturing meth.

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