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Methamphetamine Lab Seized In Lexington

5:42 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
  • Carla D. Winnett, 46 photo provided by Lexington county detention center
  • Teresa Faye LeBlanc, 53 Photo provided by Lexington County Detention center
    
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Lexington, SC (WLTX)  Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) seized a methamphetamine lab at a home on Weaver Drive near Lexington. 

Officers arrested a father and son and two women on charges that they were operating the meth lab.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said the NET officers arrested Mark Alan Busby Sr. 50, Mark Allen Busby II, 27 both of 159 Weaver Drive Lot C, on charges of manufacturing, distributing and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

Busby Sr. was being held at the Lexington County detention center on bail totaling $40,000, Busby II was being held at the detention center on a $30,000 bail. 

Officers also arrested Teresa Fay LeBlanc, 53 and Carla D. Winnett, 46 both lived at the Busby address.  LeBlanc were arrested on charges of manufacturing, distributing and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and Winnett was charged with manufacturing.  LeBlanc is being held on a $30,000 bond and Winnett on a $10,000 bond.  

Sheriff James Metts said that officers executed a search warrant on the Weaver Drive home where the Busby's lived with LeBlanc and Winnett after conducting a six-week undercover investigation. 

Officers found a one-pot reaction vessel that is used to manufacture meth in a van that was parked outside the residence.  Officers also found chemicals and equipment around and underneath the residence that are used in the manufacture of meth. 

The NET officers are from the Lexington Sheriff's department, Batesburg-Leesville police department, Irmo Police department and the Lexington police department.   The NET team was implemented in 2001 to enhance drug enforcement in Lexington County. 

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