Cops: 4 arrested following Goose Creek meth lab bust

Published: Nov. 2, 2012 at 7:35 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 at 7:52 PM EDT
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Left to right: Ashley Crothers, Sherman Baskins, Mary Foster, Dusitn Lane. Source: BCDC
Left to right: Ashley Crothers, Sherman Baskins, Mary Foster, Dusitn Lane. Source: BCDC

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Investigators with the Goose Creek Police Department have arrested four suspects after uncovering a meth lab in the kitchen of one of the suspect's home.

Ashley Crothers, 25, Mary Foster, 28, Dustin Lane, 25, and Sherman Baskins, 29, were arrested Tuesday, October 30 and charged with manufacture, distribution of Methamphetamine. Crothers and Lane received an additional charge of disposal of Methamphetamine waste.

According to an incident report, investigators were tipped off to possible Methamphetamine activity at 424 Tammie Avenue in Goose Creek by the United States Air Force OSI Division. Officers arrived at the home around 7:30 p.m.

After speaking with Crothers, the homeowner, Investigators say they discovered Methamphetamines were being manufactured in the home.

The report states Crothers told officers she and her husband, Andrew Beamesderfer, allowed Lane and Baskins to cook meth in their home. Crothers said the kitchen received fire damage two weeks earlier during a previous "cook" by Lane and Baskins.

Officers say Crothers also admitted her and Beamesderfer use meth.

During a search of the residence, investigators say they found a Coleman fuel canister and meth ingredients, including an empty package of Pseudoephedrine and other toxic chemicals, in the kitchen.

Police say the lab was not active.

According to the report, a search warrant uncovered a number of glass pipes, a plastic bag with white powder, a glass vial with brown rocks, and other meth ingredients throughout the home.

The hazardous items were removed from the home by Phillips Recoveries Inc., while additional evidence was taken to the police department.

The four suspects at the house were arrested and taken to the Berkeley County Detention Center. An arrest warrant has been issued for Beamesderfer.

Additionally, officers say a Toyota Corolla at the home driven by Baskins was discovered to be stolen out of Summerville.

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