Lexington, SC (WLTX)--A detached two-car garage in Lexington was serving as a meth lab according to Lexington County sheriff deputies.

Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) seized a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory that was being operated in a garage at a home and arrested a 42-year-old Lexington man on charges that the man operated the methamphetamine laboratory.

William David Langley, 42, of Lexington, was arrested by deputies on arrest warrants on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possessing 28 grams or less of marijuana. Langley was being held on Thursday, December 27 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $25,620.

Arrest warrants allege that on Sunday, December 23 NET officers executed a search warrant at Langley's home said sheriff James Metts.

Officers found Langley in the garage, where Langley possessed one reaction vessel that contained a mixture of chemicals that actively was producing methamphetamine, one Hi-Point .45-caliber pistol and a small quantity of marijuana that was stored in two plastic bags.

Deputies responded to a call concerning suspicious activity at Langley's home at about 3:43 a.m. on Sunday, Metts said.

Deputies detected a strong chemical odor outside the residence. The officers recognized from training that they had received that the strong chemical odor indicated that a methamphetamine laboratory was being operated.

Metts asked anyone with information about illegal drug activity in Lexington County to call the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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