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      Deputies investigate Lincolnville meth lab

      LINCOLNVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- Charleston County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad and the Metro Narcotics Unit on Tuesday made two arrests in Lincolnville after finding a working meth lab inside a home.

      According to deputies, Ronald Patterson and Michelle Thompson were charged with one count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful disposal of meth waste.

      An affidavit shows that Patterson was using the one-pot method to cook meth, adding that the trash from the manufacture of the drug was then put in a regular household trash can.

      The affidavit also shows that officers found a collection of bottles with drug residue and a white powdery substance that tested positive for meth.

      Patterson and Thompson both signed written statements confessing to cooking meth at the Lincolnville home.

      Officials said a weeks long investigation into activities at the Owens Drive mobile home led to a search warrant being executed on Tuesday afternoon.

      Patterson and Thompson were taken to the Al Cannon Detention Center for lodging and have a bond hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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