Four people charged after meth lab found in Conway area barn

troot@thesunnews.comDecember 10, 2012 

— Horry County police charged four people in connection with a methamphetamines lab being found in a barn near Conway, Sgt. Robert Kegler said.

Lauren Ashley James, 26, of Conway, Trevor Casey Giebell, 29, of Landrum, Stacey Elaine Grainger, 33, and Norman Harold Chestnut, 44, both of Conway were each charged with trespassing, Kegler said. James, Giebell and Chestnut each also was charged with manufacturing methamphetamines, while Grainger was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and Giebell with unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

They are all were being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

On Wednesday, police were called to an address on Carroll Todd Road near Conway for a possible burglary, Kegler said. The property owner told police that people were in his bulk barn.

Officers found the suspects in the barn and found them preparing products to be used in the cooking of crystal methamphetamine, Kegler said. They were taken into custody.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723.

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