Sheriff's office identifies man charged with making meth at hotel

Deputies arrest man for check fraud, find meth paraphernalia in car
Michael Collins (Source: CCDC)
Michael Collins (Source: CCDC)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Deputies serving an arrest warrant for forgery ended up charging him with making meth after finding items consistent with a meth lab in his North Charleston hotel room.

Captain Michael Stanley with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said investigators responded to the Value Place hotel at 7477 Northside Drive around 1 p.m. Wednesday to arrest 31-year-old Michael Lee Collins Jr., of Summerville, on a charge of forgery.

Stanley said deputies found Collins in a vehicle in the hotel's parking lot and discovered he was carrying methamphetamine paraphernalia. Deputies then searched his hotel room, and found "items indicative of manufacturing methamphetamine."

Collins was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.

Stanley said the investigation is still active and more people may be charged in connection with the meth lab.

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