5 Arrested After Meth Lab Bust Near Gaston

Deputies say the five people were making meth at a house on Blackville Court near Gaston.

Two men and three women are facing drug charges after deputies found a meth lab Tuesday at a home on Blackville Court near Gaston. 

The following people were charged, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department:  

  • Christopher Albert Huggins, 29, of 2196 Sharpes Hill Road in Gaston on charges of manufacturing meth, possessing meth and possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it. 
  • Nancy Renee Krantz, 37, of 1220 Blackville Court in Gaston on charges of manufacturing meth and unlawfully disposing of waste from a meth lab
  • Jimmy Ferney Johnson Jr., 38, of 904 Holly Drive in Sumter on a charge of manufacturing meth
  • Robin Farris Krantz, 30, of 1401 Head Street in Columbia on charges of third-offense manufacturing meth and third-offense possession of meth
  • Olivia Lessie Mason, 37, of 1220 Blackville Court in Gaston on charges of manufacturing meth improperly disposing of waste from a meth lab

Officers with the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) executed a search warrant at 1220 Blackvill Court around 7:50 p.m., according to the sheriff's department. They found items used to manufacture meth burning in a large barrel with freshly-cut tree limbs.

They also found a plastic container in Robin Krantz's purse that contained a small bag of meth, according to the sheriff's department. Deputies say Krantz also had another bag of meth with her.

Officers found a small bag of marijuana on Huggins, according to the sheriff's department. They also say he had two coffee filters that contained meth.

Huggins was released from the Lexington County Detention Center Wednesday after posting bail totaling $35,000, according to the sheriff's department. 

Johnson, Nancy Krantz, Robin Krantz and Mason are all being held at the Lexington County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about illegal drug activity in Lexington County should call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at 803-785-8230 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. 

ssolum June 14, 2013 at 11:40 AM


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