Meth Lab Busted in Dorchester County
On Friday, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office seized an operational methamphetamine laboratory on Coronet Street in the Meadow Run subdivision in the Kightsville area of Dorchester County. The Metro Narcotics Unit received a tip of the lab around 7 P.M. and went to the residence to investigate. Detectives knocked on the front door to speak with occupants of the residence and, upon doing so, could see at least three people running around the house, concealing items used to manufacture methamphetamine. Detectives could smell a strong chemical odor associated with manufacturing emitting from the residence.
Four people were detained and a search warrant was obtained for the residence. During the search of the residence, detectives seized an operational methamphetamine lab. Detectives worked until 4 A.M. on Saturday morning to dismantle the lab and remove the hazardous chemicals associated with the lab. This was also done during the storms that rolled into Summerville Friday night. Four people were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing within 1/2 mile proximity of a school. The four occupants had to be decontaminated before being transported to the Dorchester County Jail. David C. William Jr., Gerald Smith, Rhonda Morgan, and Faith McCutcheon were arrested. Smith and McCutcheon are currently out on bond for charges from April 1st. All four are currently awaiting a bond hearing at the county jail in St. George.