Pelion, SC (WLTX) -- Lexington County Sheriff Deputies arrested two women Tuesday in connection with a meth lab discovered in a home.
According to a release from Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts, NET officers (comprised of LCSD Deputies, Batesburg-Leesville PD, and Lexington PD officers) arrested Mindy A. Proctor, 28 of Pelion, at her home, along with Jessica N. Ellison, 31, of W. Columbia.
Tuesday, October 1st, Lexington County Deputies were in the area near Proctor's home, on an unrelated call, when Deputies detected a strong chemical odor emanating from the home. Sheriff's Deputies received training to identify indications of methamphetamine laboratory operations.
On further investigation Deputies discovered a device used in the manufacture process of methamphetamine in a garbage can inside Proctor's home.
Deputies then requested the assistance of NET officers to further investigate, and on their arrival the determination was made that Proctor operated the methamphetamine laboratory.
Deputies arrested Proctor on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, and Ellison on a charge of possessing methamphetamine, and transported both to the Lexington County Detention Center.
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