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More arrests after 2 straight days of meth lab busts

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Moon says while meth has always been an issue with law enforcement, it has become more visible. Moon says while meth has always been an issue with law enforcement, it has become more visible.

More suspects appeared in bond court this evening resulting from an effort dubbed by law enforcement as the "Meth Lab Blitz."

This planned push by law enforcement in Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton and Berkeley counties resulted in several arrests.

Related: SC agencies join forces to curtail methamphetamine manufacture in the Lowcountry

Officials are trying to slow a recent increase in meth labs and users, partly due to a cooking method that is becoming more difficult to contain.

For the past 2-days area bond judges have been very busy. On Wednesday night in Berkeley County two more netted by the blitz, 34 year old Joshua Rockwood and 38- year old Kari Curtis both of Frankie Lane in Ladson were formally charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

They are included in the 25 so far taken in by the sweep.

The results from the 2-day strike on December 9th and 10th on labs and users are considered a success among local agencies.

In Colleton County officials found 7 labs and 5 are arrested, in Dorchester there were 8 suspected labs and 13 arrests and in Berkeley County, spokesperson Dan Moon said there were 5 labs discovered and 7 arrests.

"Well it's been in the works for a while, several weeks and then the determination was made to work with the four county sheriff's offices we called it our two day methamphetamine blitz."

Moon says while meth has always been an issue with law enforcement, it has become more visible. The methods used to cook up a batch are changing, quick cook methods are not a shock to investigators but it is becoming much more common, the recipe has been figured out by more people.

"It's called a one pot method or a shake an bake method it makes making meth a little more simple, it's easier to do. You can make out of the trunk of a car."

It's not just for profit, those needing a dose can cut out the middle man and do it themselves, that is an easy conclusion for investigators given the drug's obvious toll on the human body.

"A lot I the arrests we make you can tell by looking at them, they weren't just making they were using as well." Said Moon

 

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