Police: Pseudoephedrine purchase led to meth bust

Pictured from left to right are Beebee, Kuziak and Morley. (Provided)

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- Officials with the Summerville Police Department say a woman's early-morning purchase at Walgreens led to three arrests.

Wayne Daniel Morley, 46, Charles Edwin Beebee, 33, and Leigh Ellen Kuziak, 36, have all been charged with manufacturing meth.

According to an incident report provided by the Summerville Police Department, Leigh Kuziak was inside the Walgreens on North Main Street in Summerville at around 3:30 a.m. Monday. An employee at the store reportedly called the police department and said a woman had requested pseudoephedrine.

Officers say when they arrived in the parking lot, they found a maroon van with two men inside. According to the report, a search of one of the men revealed a glass smoking pipe, cut straws and a clear plastic container with a white residue. Officers say a search inside the van revealed burn cream with aloe vera.

"Based on my training and experience, people who manufacture methamphetamine use the burn cream to relieve pain during the one-pot method," an officer wrote in the report.

Inside the vehicle, according to the report, officer found a black bag with a Gatorade bottle stuffed in it. Officers say the bottle had a yellowish liquid inside. Officers say they also found a white powdery substance in a plastic container.

According to the report, Kuziak and Morley said the black bag belonged to Charles Beebee.{}

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