Biggest meth lab in the history of Berkeley County found in Moncks Corner

Biggest meth lab in the history of Berkeley County found in Moncks Corner
Meth-making material seized by deputies
Meth-making material seized by deputies
Home on Serenity Circle
Home on Serenity Circle
"Shake and bake" labs found in boat
"Shake and bake" labs found in boat

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are going over evidence found in the biggest meth lab in the history of Berkeley County.

They say the "shake and bake" method of making the drug is catching on in this area.

It can be dangerous and even deadly trend.

A Berkeley County Sheriff's investigator went over the list of meth-making ingredients found at a home on Serenity Circle in Monck Corner.

The investigator said, "What we have here is lithium strips, Sudafed packs, you have cold packs. We have salt, lighter fluid, Coleman fuel."

Investigators say it's a deadly combination.

Deputies say they collected 138 two-liter soda bottles with all of these ingredients inside from the home and a boat on the property.

"One bottle could actually burn down a house," said the investigator.

The mixture can even also explode.

"Can also injure people, we've had people burn their arms up over it," said the investigator.

This process of making meth is called the "one pot", also known as "shake and bake."

The investigator said, "There's all kinds of components that are put into the bottle and they mix it up and they have to of course burp it, it just kind of lets air out of it."

The investigator says "shake and bake" meth is a trend in this area because it's easy and fast.

"It takes you about 30, 60 minutes and you get 4 or 5 grams of meth and it's very easy for them to dispose of," said the investigator.

If the user isn't blown up, the effects of meth can still take a toll on the body.

"From my experience, when you see a person, their teeth rotten from extended use from methamphetamine. It's a big difference in the way they look," said the investigator.

Two suspects were arrested Tuesday during the bust.

27-year-old Sara Aikman and 57-year-old John Selepack are facing charges for making and having meth.

Investigators say Selepack my get another charge because of weapons found on the property.

Deputies say they seized two rifles, one shotgun, one bow and one crossbow.

Both suspects are expected to have their bond hearing Wednesday at 7pm at the Berkeley County Detention Center.

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