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Meth lab unwrapped on Candy Lane

Meth lab discovered by DCSO on Candy Lane, Darlington after a traffic stop. Law enforcement agents and suspect were exposed to hazardous gases at the location, requiring medical treatment at a local hospital. Photo courtesy of Darlington County Sheriff’s Office

Meth lab discovered by DCSO on Candy Lane, Darlington after a traffic stop. Law enforcement agents and suspect were exposed to hazardous gases at the location, requiring medical treatment at a local hospital.
Photo courtesy of Darlington County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff J Wayne Byrd, Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, released a statement Friday regarding a meth lab discovery in Darlington:

On January 14, 2015, the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Bonnie Drive. During the results of the traffic stop all the makings of a methamphetamine lab were found inside the vehicle. Information was gained through the course of the traffic stop that additional methamphetamine was located at their residence on Candy Lane.

Consent to search of the residence on Candy Lane was obtained from the homeowner. As Agents approached the residence they observed a male subject flee toward the rear of the residence. Three Agents entered the residence in attempt to apprehend the male subject inside and prevent the subject from disposing of evidence. The subject was located inside the bathroom of the residence, trying to dispose of ingredients of a methamphetamine lab. After a brief struggle with the subject, he was subdued and evacuated from the residence as Agents and subject were being exposed to hazardous gases. During this incident three Darlington County Drug Enforcement Agents were exposed to hazardous gases and had to receive medical treatment at a local hospital.

The agents were treated and released.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges will be forthcoming.
To date, the following people were arrested and charged:

Heather Elaine Mauk

Heather Elaine Mauk

Heather Elaine Mauk, 30, of Candy Lane, Darlington, was charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste.

Joseph Andrew Lockamy

Joseph Andrew Lockamy

Joseph Andrew Lockamy, 37, of Wire Road, Darlington, was charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Johnny Ray Boan, II

Johnny Ray Boan, II

Johnny Ray Boan, II, 22, of Sally Hill Road, Timmonsville, was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste.

Michael Christopher Owens

Michael Christopher Owens

Michael Christopher Owens, 31 of Little Creek Road, Effingham, was charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine.

Author: Jana Pye

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