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Officers Arrest 2 in Meth Lab Bust

Officers seized a meth lab on Boiling Springs Road near Lexington early Tuesday.

Officers arrested a Lexington man and an Aiken County woman and charged them with operating a meth lab on Boiling Springs Road near Lexington. 

Edgar Rita Lake, II, 44, of Lexington, and Shannon Gleaton Reynolds, 39, of Salley are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) received a tip that a meth lab was being operated in a shed outside a home at 1308 Boiling Springs Road, according to the sheriff's department. 

Deputies went to the home around 1:55 a.m. Tuesday and found Lake and Reynolds in the process of manufacturing meth, according to the sheriff's department. 

Lake and Reynolds were using two sport drink bottles, one soft drink bottle and one pickle jar as reaction vessels for manufacturing methamphetamine at the shed, according to the sheriff's department. Officers also found one scale in the shed that had residue on it.

Lake and Reynolds are being held at the Lexington County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings. 

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.

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