A Greenwood County haz-mat team tests and safely disposes of meth found during a drug bust Thursday at a residence in Bradley. (MATT BRUCE | INDEX-JOURNAL)
A Greenwood County haz-mat team tests and safely disposes of meth found during a drug bust Thursday at a residence in Bradley. (MATT BRUCE | INDEX-JOURNAL)
BRADLEY -- Drug agents arrested two men Thursday afternoon after discovering a meth lab in the pocketed countrysides of south Greenwood County for the second consecutive day.
David Day, 48, of 103 Draper St., Ninety Six, and John Buchanan III, 46, of 617 Weighington Road, Bradley, were charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of ephedrine in an altered state in connection with the incident, according to Greenwood County narcotic officers. Buchanan faces an additional count of possession of ice stemming from the arrest.


Agents from the multi-jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit went to the Bradley suspect’s residence Thursday to serve drug warrants to an unidentified man, officials said. That man was not at the residence, but agents found a small amount of meth in the Ninety Six suspect’s pockets. When questioned about the drugs, the man admitted to having an active “shake and bake” batch of meth cooking in his car, a black Pontiac Firebird sitting in the driveway of the residence.
DEU agents alerted the county haz-mat team, which arrived on the scene to neutralize the bottle. Crews from the Callison and Greenwood fire departments were on hand, and could be seen testing the items seized.

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