Part of Carolina Forest apartment complex being evacuated due to meth lab

Part of a Carolina Forest apartment complex was evacuated as Horry County police investigated a possible meth lab.

Horry police said around 10 a.m. Thursday they were evacuating Building 607 in the Canterbury Apartments off Carolina Forest Boulevard because of their investigation of the lab near Kent Lane.

The community was asked to stay away from the area while police investigated. At noon, police said they concluded their investigation and the area was back to normal.

Horry police, Horry County Fire and Rescue and HAZMAT crews were on scene. Crime scene tape was wrapped around a first-floor apartment and much of the furniture was seen outside. A few police officers and firefighters were still on scene around 10:30 a.m.

Traffic continued to flow in the Canterbury Apartments and no roads were closed.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.