Third suspect arrested for Lincolnville meth lab

Published: Aug. 5, 2013 at 9:15 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM EDT
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Freeman and Pace (Source: CCDC)
Freeman and Pace (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has charged a third suspect in connection to a meth lab that was found at a home in Lincolnville last week.

The sheriff's office charged 26-year-old Melissa Anne Freeman of Summerville with manufacturing methamphetamine.

According to police, at 2 p.m. on Aug. 5, a search warrant was obtained for a residence on Fiddie Street for reported drug activity. The sheriff's office says information was received that there was possibly a meth lab being operated within a home, and upon corroborating the information, a search warrant was obtained.

Investigators say once inside the home, evidence consistent with the operation of a small meth lab was found. Court records state authorities found Coleman fuel, muriatric acid, pseudoephedrine blister packs, stripped energizer battery shells, a gas generator and multiple soda bottle containing ammonium nitrate and pieces of lithium from previous "cooks."

Cody Jack Pace, 21, was arrested at the home during the investigation and later issued a $100,000 bond.  The sheriff's office says a second suspect, 29-year-old David Freeman was captured in Summerville.

Major Jim Brady, sheriff's office spokesman, said Summerville police discovered Freeman, of Lincolnville, hiding behind the Belk on Main Street.  Freeman was turned over to Charleston County sheriff's deputies.

Freeman and Pace are both charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine and disposal of waste from methamphetamine production.

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