Two Murrells Inlet men charged after Myrtle Beach police find meth lab in motel room

troot@thesunnews.comApril 3, 2013 

— Two Murrells Inlet men were charged with manufacturing methamphetamines after Myrtle Beach police found a meth lab in an Ocean Boulevard hotel room, said Capt. David Knipes Wednesday.

Urban S. Oshea and Cecil Travis Francis, both 43, were each charged with first-offense manufacture or distribute meth and Oshea also was charged with manufacture, distribute or possession of drugs, according to arrest reports. The men were being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail pending bond hearings.

The men were taken into custody after officers were told about a possible meth lab and at 2 a.m. Tuesday went to the Polynesian Beach and Golf Resort at 1001 S. Ocean Blvd., to investigate it, Knipes said.

Inside a hotel room officers found an operational meth lab and called agents with the State Law Enforcement Division to assist in dismantling it, Knipes said. While on scene Tuesday morning, officers closed a portion of 10th Avenue South between Ocean Boulevard and Yaupon Drive.

An incident report was not complete Wednesday and Knipes said more details will be released later this week.

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