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Tip leads to meth lab discovery in Hanahan

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) -

 Hanahan police say a 38-year-old man is behind bars after a tip led to the discovery of a meth lab in the suspect's home. 

Anthony Jay Pate has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, disposal of meth waste, exposing a child to methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, altering ephedrine, and three counts of possession of schedule 4 narcotics. 

Police say detectives executed a search warrant Wednesday at 5754 Murray Drive after receiving a tip about a possible meth lab at the residence. 

While searching the home, officers reportedly found items that were consistent with manufacturing meth, along with a white powdery substance that tested positive for meth. 

Officials say that while the lab was not active, the items prove that manufacturing was taking place at the home. 

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