Deputies: Charleston man, woman ran mobile meth lab in stolen car
August 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM EST - Updated June 28 at 3:52 AM
LANCASTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV)
Deputies in Lancaster County say they nabbed two people running a mobile meth lab in a stolen car on Wednesday morning.
The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said a deputy was checking on property at Stevens Park in Kershaw around 7 a.m. when he saw a stolen Ford Thunderbird from Berkeley County, South Carolina.
That deputy found a Mandy Elizabeth Richardson, 24, of Kershaw and Zachary Allen Kerr, 24, of Charleston inside the car. Kerr had an outstanding warrant from Charleston.
Investigators said there was evidence of a methamphetamine lab inside the car. That evidence included plastic tubing, ice rocks, drain cleaner and glass bottles. Deputies said there was also meth and marijuana in Richardson's purse.
Deputies called in the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to help with the chemical clean-up. Members of the Lancaster County STAR team were also activated to help decontaminate the deputies, suspects, and patrol vehicles used to transport the suspects to jail.
Both Richardson and Kerr are under arrest. Deputies expect them to be charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine within the Proximity of a Park. Richardson will also face charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana within the Proximity of a Park.