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Deputies arrest 7 during Walterboro meth lab bust

Thomas McMillan (top left), Charles Mangum (second from top left), John Craven (second from top right), Michael Vogt, (top right), Christina Epley (bottom left), Jamie Crosby (bottom middle) and Edgar Lyons (bottom right) (Source: CCSO) Thomas McMillan (top left), Charles Mangum (second from top left), John Craven (second from top right), Michael Vogt, (top right), Christina Epley (bottom left), Jamie Crosby (bottom middle) and Edgar Lyons (bottom right) (Source: CCSO)
COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Colleton County sheriff's deputies arrested seven people Tuesday night during a meth lab bust on the outskirts of Walterboro.

Deputies with the Colleton County Sheriff's Office say they learned that meth was being manufactured at a home at 3460 Sidney's Road. While conducting a search warrant at the home, deputies found a working meth lab.

Five men and two women were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and an assortment of other crimes. Investigators say that 39-year-old Thomas Greer McMillan lives at the home where the meth lab was found.

Sheriff George Malone said 22 charges were filed.

Those arrested include:

  • Thomas Greer McMillan, 39: manufacturing methamphetamine, criminal conspiracy and first degree manufacturing and possession of a substance with intent to distribute.
  • Michael Vogt, 23: manufacturing methamphetamine, criminal conspiracy and first degree manufacturing and possession of a substance with intent to distribute.
  • Charles Benjamin Mangum, 43: manufacturing methamphetamine, criminal conspiracy and first degree manufacturing and possession of a substance with intent to distribute.
  • Christina Marie Epley, 22: manufacturing methamphetamine, criminal conspiracy and obtaining / giving info national or state defense.
  • Edgar Lyons, 44: manufacturing methamphetamine, criminal conspiracy and first degree manufacturing and possession of a substance with intent to distribute.
  • Jamie Leigh Crosby, 31: manufacturing methamphetamine, first degree disposal of methamphetamine waste and criminal conspiracy.
  • John Lucas Craven, 29: manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of less than 1 gram of meth or cocaine base and attempt and conspiracy provisions drug law violation.
  • All suspects were taken to the Colleton County Detention Center. Malone says investigators have been conducting a number of investigations in reference to possible meth labs in Colleton County over the past few weeks.

    Agents with the Drug Enforcement Agency and the State Law Enforcement Division assisted with the search and disposal of the meth lab. 

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