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Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.

Police and the fire department responded to the Relax Inn on Ashley Phosphate around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night after an anonymous tip that methamphetamine was being cooked in room 106.

When police arrived a female came to the door, officers escorted her from the room.  Police say the room was filled with vapor and they proceeded to evacuate the hotel.

After about 10 minutes a suspect emerged from under the bed in the hotel room and was taken into custody.  Police later identified the suspect as John Eric Phillips, 34, who was wanted for manufacturing meth.

The DEA collected evidence of the meth cook from the hotel room and decontaminated the room.

Phillips was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Bond has been set for $100,000.
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