Photo Gallery | Four arrested in meth lab bust
Officers with the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) arrested four people on charges they operated a methamphetamine laboratory at a home near Lexington.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, deputies arrested 50-year-old Mark Alan Busby Sr., 27-year-old Mark Allen Busby, II, 53-year-old Teresa Faye LeBlanc and 46-year-old Carla D. Winnett after officers executed a search warrant at 159 Weaver Drive, Lot C, where the Busbys live with LeBlanc and Winnett, deputies say.
Officers obtained the search warrant after conducting a six-week undercover investigation concerning the sale of methamphetamine at the Weaver Drive home as well as the operation of a methamphetamine laboratory at the residence, according to the report.
Deputies say they found a one-pot reaction vessel that is used to manufacture methamphetamine in a van that was parked outside the residence.
The report said officers also located chemicals and equipment around and underneath the residence that are used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Mark Alan Busby Sr. and Mark Allen Busby, II were arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, distributing methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to sheriff’s deputies.
The report said LeBlanc was arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, distributing methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Winnett was arrested on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, according to sheriff’s deputies.
Mark Busby, Sr. was being held on Thursday, October 4 at the Lexington County Detention Center on bail totaling $40,000. Mark Busby, II, was being held on Thursday at the Detention Center on bail totaling $30,000.
LeBlanc was being held on Thursday at the Detention Center on bail totaling $30,000, Metts said. Winnett was being held on Thursday at the Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.