Last Updated on July 17th, 2017
July 17th, 2017
Written by Brandon Peoples
The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office has arrested two after uncovering a significant amount of methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia.
Officers stopped a vehicle Friday on US 400 for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy observed indicators of possible drug activity and requested the Greenwood County K-9 unit to respond. The K-9 conducted an exterior sniff and located the presence of the illegal substances. Further searching uncovered a loaded handgun and the precursors for a clandestine methamphetamine lab including anhydrous ammonia. Due to the extremely hazardous chemicals in the vehicle, the KBI's clandestine lab response team was called in to safely remove the chemicals.
Both occupants were arrested, and both were charged with distribution of methamphetamine, felony possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of anhydrous in an unapproved container. One was also charge with criminal possession of a firearm. Both are being held on $250,000 bond, but their names won't be released until after the investigation has been completed.