Deandre Malcom Black (Lexington County Detention Center)
Lexington, SC (WLTX) -- The Lexington County Sheriff reports another methamphetamine lab bust, operated in a home near Lexington.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts reports that the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team seized a meth lab at a home on Two Notch Road near Lexington, arresting the man allegedly operating the lab.
Deandre Malcom Black, 38, of Lexington was arrested on Monday, Sept. 23rd, on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, along with an additional outstanding family court bench warrant for failing to make child support payments.
At about 10:23 p.m. on Monday, Lexington County Sheriff's Department deputies went to the home at 1320 Two Notch Road in order to investigate information that a methamphetamine laboratory was being operated at the residence.
Deputies detected a strong chemical odor outside the home that they recognized as an indication that a methamphetamine laboratory had been operated at the residence.
As Deputies approached the home, they report having witnessed Black place an object in a black back on a side porch of the home, and then fled through the home's back yard.
Deputies discovered a reaction vessel, used for the manufacture of methamphetamine, on the ground by a fence in the home's back yard, and found two black bags containing bottles that could also be used as reaction vessels.
Deputies located Black in woods off Concrete Road and placed him in investigative detention, Metts said. Deputies requested assistance from NET officers to further investigate the incident.
NET officers determined that Black used the reaction vessel to manufacture methamphetamine, dismantled and safely disposed of the reaction vessel, and arrested Black, Metts said.
During the arrest, while NET officers were searching Black's person, they found a plastic bag containing 60 over-the-counter tablets that contain pseudoephedrine, integral in the production of methamphetamine, along with a scale and tool used to crush tablets.
Deputies found one small glass pipe, two clear glass tubes, one bag of coffee filters, one lighter and work gloves on the porch on the side of the Two Notch Road home, according to the report.
Anyone with information about illegal drug activity in Lexington County should contact:
CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com.
You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.