HARTSVILLE — Authorities say they dismantled a Darlington County man’s 25-pot meth lab and plan to make more arrests as their investigation continues.
Sheriff’s deputies raided 52-year-old William David Cagle’s 820 Green Pastures Drive home north of Hartsville on Thursday, Oct. 1. Agents from the State Law Enforcement Division and Darlington County firefighters were called in to assist after Sheriff J. Wayne Byrd said about 25 individual meth lab pots were found.
Cagle was arrested on three counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count each of manufacturing meth and conspiracy to manufacture meth. Bond information was not immediately available.
The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office drug enforcement unit secured a search warrant for the home prior to the raid, Byrd said in a statement.
Byrd said additional arrests and charges are forthcoming.
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— Corey Friedman