Welfare Check leads to discovery of meth waste
During the early afternoon of June 5, Darlington County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Echo Acres Dr. in Darlington for a welfare check. While speaking with an individual at the residence Patrol Deputies saw several soft drink plastic bottles with black tape on the cap and a pink crystal substance inside the bottles.
Agents with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit certified in clandestine laboratory investigations responded to the residence. Agents recovered .5 grams of methamphetamine and removed more than 50 pounds of hazardous waste created by the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Daniel Wayne Graham, 32, of Darlington is charged with nine counts of manufacturing of methamphetamine, first offense, a felony punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment, and possession of methamphetamine, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment. The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Darlington County Fire District.