Bond set for 3 suspects charged in meth lab bust | News
MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC)- Bond was set for three people arrested during a meth lab bust in Moncks Corner.
Alan Lane Smith and John Glenn Knight were both given a $90,000 bond while Autumn Dudrey received a $75,000 bond.
Berkeley County sheriff's deputies arrested 27-year-old Autumn Dudrey, 24-year-old John Glenn Knight and 25-year-old Alan Lane Smith on Wednesday night. All three suspects are facing charges of making and distributing meth and three counts of making meth in front of a child.
Deputies say they discovered an active meth lab after an anonymous tip at a mobile home on Kuffle Lane. Three children were home at the time, all under age 9.
"It is scary," said neighbor Donna Reed."It could have blown up at any time."
Neighbors are now blaming their health problems on that home.
"It smelt like a septic tank leaking or just a foul odor," says neighbor Donna Reed.
As Reed watched the meth lab get destroyed Wednesday night, she says she started to piece things together.
"About the last three months, I've had a lot of headaches," Reed said. "My little boy has had headaches and all the neighbors around have had headache problems."
Reed says she thinks the lab is responsible for her health issues and she doesn't want to imagine how the drugs deputies found in the home could have affected the three kids who lived there..
"We can only smell it here or there," she said. "I just wonder about how well they're going to do and what kind of issues they'll have later with respiratory problems."
A detective for the drug enforcement unit that was on scene says the type of environment those children where in couldn't be much worse.
"It was extremely bad," he said. "They're innocent victims you know, all the fumes, they're cooking it in a bedroom, in a confined space."
Dudrey received a $15,000 bond for charges of manufacturing and distribution of meth and a $20,000 for each count of unlawful manufacturing of meth in front of children. Smith and Knight were both given a $30,000 bind for manufacturing and distribution of meth charges and $20,000 for each count of unlawful manufacturing of meth in front of child.
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