With illegal drugs continuing to be a growing problem in South Carolina, police are constantly on the lookout for those possibly involved and ask all citizens to report any suspicious activity. Recently, a couple was arrested and is now facing drug-related and weapons charges for their supposed connection to a meth lab. They will most likely have cases that will eventually be heard in drug court and, while drug offenses are not taken lightly, the couple reserve the right defend themselves while seeking the best solution for their specific circumstances.
According to local authorities, the couple was arrested after police received an anonymous tip stating illegal drug activity was taking place in the couple’s home. Police supposedly found substances which could be used to make meth, a gun and a blender that allegedly contained ground-up medications. The couple, a 33-year-old male and 39-year-old female, were arrested and transported to a local detention center.
Both individuals are currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center while waiting for bond hearings. The male is facing meth and other drug-related charges. The female is facing the same drug charges, but is also charged with the possession of a weapon.
Drug crimes are taken very seriously in South Carolina and, if an individual is convicted, can lead to life-altering consequences, such as prison time. Both of these individuals may exercise their right in pursuing a criminal defense to fight the charges against them in drug court. A variety of legal options may be available to them. Gaining an understanding of these options could prove helpful as they decide the best course of action to pursue while seeking the best possible result for their individual cases.
Source: wistv.com, “Couple arrested in meth lab seizure”, , May 29, 2014