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Lancaster, SC – Wednesday officers discovered a rolling methamphetamine lab at Stevens Park in the Town of Kershaw.

A deputy who was checking property in the park around 7am located a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of road. Upon investigation the vehicle was determined to be stolen from Berkeley County, SC.

Zachary Allen Kerr  Mandy Elizabeth Richardson

Mandy Elizabeth Richardson of Kershaw, SC and Zachary Allen Kerr from Charleston, SC were inside the vehicle. Police determined Kerr was wanted by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office for an outstanding family court bench warrant.

The officer noticed numerous items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Drug Agents from the Sheriff Office responded and determined the vehicle to be a lab.

Deputies also located a quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana in Richardson’s pocketbook. Both Richardson and Kerr were arrested and will be charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine within the Proximity of a Park.

Richardson will also face charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana within the Proximity of a Park.

Both subjects are incarcerated at the Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

The State Law Enforcement Division was contacted and sent a team of hazardous material experts to clean up the lab. A portion of the Lancaster County STAR team was activated to respond to the Detention Center to decontaminate the deputies, the suspects, and the patrol vehicles used to transport the suspects to jail.

Sheriff Faile said, “Situations like this are a danger to everyone. The chemicals they use to make meth are extremely hazardous. I am thankful our deputy was able to locate and arrest these persons without incident.”



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