Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) on Wednesday, March 12 seized a methamphetamine laboratory that was being operated at a home on Seleta Circle near Lexington.
Officers arrested five men and one woman on charges that they operated the methamphetamine laboratory that officers found at the home.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said NET officers arrested Joe Cecil Clark, 19, of Gilbert; Charles Walter Huggins, IV, 24, of Leesville; Lakisha Rachelle Shealy, 18, of Aiken; Carl William Smith, 45, of Lexington; Terry Wayne Smith, Sr., 59, Lexington; and Terry Wayne Smith, Jr., 34, Lexington.
Officers arrested Clark and Shealy on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine and simple possession of marijuana, Metts said.
Officers arrested Carl Smith, Terry Wayne Smith, Sr., and Terry Wayne Smith, Jr., on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and improperly disposing of waste from a methamphetamine laboratory.
Officers arrested Huggins on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine.
Clark was being held on bail totaling $10,620, Metts said. Shealy was being held on bail totaling $3,620.
Huggins was being held on a $5,000 bond, Metts said. Carl Smith, Terry Wayne Smith, Sr., and Terry Wayne Smith, Jr., each were being held on bail totaling $10,000 for each man.
At about 4:22 p.m. on Wednesday, NET officers went to a home on Seleta Circle in order to investigate a tip that methamphetamine actively was being manufactured at the residence, Metts said.
Carl Smith, Terry Wayne Smith, Sr., and Terry Wayne Smith, Jr., live at the home. Officers found one reaction vessel at the residence that actively was being used to manufacture methamphetamine.