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A check into excess purchases of Sudafed and numerous anonymous complaints led the Greenwood Drug Enforcement Unit to 104 Foxcroft Drive in Greenwood on Thursday afternoon.David Howard Baumgardner, 51, of Greenwood, charged

The result was the arrest of David Howard Baumgardner, 51, on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of ephedrine in an altered state and improper disposal of methamphetamine waste.

According to DEU superintendent Lt. Brandon Strickland, as DEU officials went to the home to question the suspect, they discovered “something outside to cause us to obtain a search warrant.”

After getting the warrant, a search inside the house found four one-pots that totaled 736 grams of meth and its byproduct.

Strickland said the suspect is a mult-itime offender.

“He isn’t a new customer,” Strickland said.

According to Strickland and a Sept. 15, 2011, story in the Index-Journal, the suspect suffered burns and other injuries when a suspected meth lab exploded in an outbuilding at his home. He was flown to Augusta Burn Center to be treated.

Also, according to a Dec. 9, 2011, Index-Journal story, the suspect was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines in Laurens County after a traffic stop.–Greenwood-man-charged

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