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Bond set at $300k, $400k for men charged in Ravenel meth lab

Kenneth Ott and Joseph Chaplin Kenneth Ott and Joseph Chaplin
Officials in hazmat suits outside the home.  (Source: Corey Davis) Officials in hazmat suits outside the home. (Source: Corey Davis)
RAVENEL, SC (WCSC) -

Bond was set at $300,000 and $400,000 for the two men accused of manufacturing meth at a home in Ravenel.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged 32-year-old Joseph Oscar Chaplin III with manufacturing methamphetamine in addition to outstanding warrants for kidnapping and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

Chaplin's bond was set at $300,000.

Major Jim Brady with the sheriff's office said SWAT and drug investigators arrived at 5803 Drayton Street around 6 a.m. Wednesday to arrest Chaplin.

Investigators also charged 44-year-old Kenneth Wayne Ott with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a violent felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of violent crime and possession of a stolen firearm.

Ott's bond was set at $400,000.

Brady said investigators received a tip that methamphetamine was being manufactured at the home. Drayton Street was closed down for much of the day as investigators worked on scene.  The road was reopened around 2:30 p.m.

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