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Six Union County residents have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a meth lab in Myrtle late Sunday night.
Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said that James Reginald Colbert, 46, Jennifer D. Finley, 26, Brian Keith Finley, 29, Danny Jo Greer, 31, Courtney Beth Graham and Brian Nolan Shettles, 34, all of the Myrtle area, were allegedly involved in the manufacturing of methamphetamine at 1109 County Road 12 that evening.
“We received some calls from people on County Road 12 in the Macedonia community about the smell coming from that residence,” Edwards said. “Law enforcement agents conducted a raid on the home shortly after midnight Sunday.
Edwards said that investigators had been conducting surveillance on the home, owned by Greer, for some time, in order to gather enough evidence before executing the search.
“We found all the precursors needed to make crystal meth, along with tubing and other equipment,” Edwards said. “In fact, we think they had just finished making some before we got there.”
He went on to say that Colbert, Graham, Greer and Brian Finley were all arrested and charged that evening, while Shettles and Jennifer Finley had managed to escape. Law enforcement officials, however, were able to arrest Jennifer Finley on Tuesday and Shettles on Wednesday.
All six people face one count each of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, with a $25,000 bond per count. Brian Finley also faces one count of possession of precursors, with a $10,000 bond for that count and Greer faces a count of felony child endangerment, with a $25,000 bond.
“Greer is charged with child endangerment because the smell of the crystal meth could be detected about 25 yards from a bedroom where some small children were located.”