YORK COUNTY, S.C. -- A York County jury convicted a man of unlawful exposure of a minor child to methamphetamine manufacturing materials and chemicals.
Officials say the case began in early May of 2012 when a woman found boxes belonging to Robert James Rudock in a storage closet inside her home.
Rudock lived in the home for a short period of time, and left some of his belongings when he moved out.
The boxes contained what authorities determined were elements of a meth lab, including large amounts of Red Phosphorous, glass containers and tubing, a gas mask, digital scales, pH tester and 47 doses of an over-the-counter medication containing pseudoephedrine.
The jury determined Rudock possessed the items to manufacture meth, and therefore put the occupants of the home at risk for things such as possible chemical burns from improper handling. There were four children residing at the home during the time the meth lab was stored there, ages ranging from 3 to 14-years-old.
Rudock was sentenced to four years in prison out of a possible five year maximum sentence.