Meth-making gear found in trash
A Leesville man and his crew of two men were doing contract work on an Oaks Avenue home when they made a surprising discovery.
The man arrived at the residence July 27 at 9:30 a.m. and was throwing away construction refuse into a container, according to a Goose Creek Police Department incident report. He noticed a black, cloth bag in the rear of the container. The man and his crew collected the bag and opened it.
That’s when they saw bottles with material residue inside that one crewmember, a young Monetta man, recognized as “shake and bake” style methamphetamine-manufacturing equipment.
The complainant said he and his crew were last at the residence on July 19, according to the report. A GCPD investigator, Drug Enforcement Agency officer and an assistant fire chief responded.
The DEA officer determined there were three plastic bottles commonly called “one pots” and a small plastic bottle commonly called a “gas generator.” The devices are known to be used in meth making, according to the report.
The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) was called to collect the evidence.