Two Arrests In Simpsonville Meth Lab Bust

SIMPSONVILLE, SC –
Two men are were arrested after police officers and sheriff’s deputies
raided a home with a meth lab inside.
Simpsonville Police officers and Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies
served a warrant at a home at 1208 East Yellow Wood Drive in
Simpsonville on Tuesday. When deputies went inside the residence to
search, one of the men, identified as James William Thompson III, was
not present.

According to a Simpsonville Police Department spokesman, other
suspects at the residence stated that Thompson was at a home at 603
South Street in Simpsonville. Once investigators arrived at the home,
the owner of the home, Johnny Walter Parker, gave officers permission
to look for Thompson inside, and Thompson was found and placed under
arrest.

A meth lab was discovered inside the residence. The lab was dismantled
and hazardous waste was removed.
Thompson, 32, was charged with two counts of manufacturing meth and is
currently being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on
$10,000 bond. Parker was charged with manufacturing meth and is also
being held at the Greenville County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

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