LANCASTER, S.C. -- A traffic stop in Lancaster led to the discovery of a meth lab on Wednesday.
Lancaster police said they charged Aaron Baker, Robert Baker and Dana Sanders with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.
Lancaster police said investigators were in the area conducting surveillance on a home when they stopped a vehicle leaving the scene that was occupied by Robert Baker.
During the traffic stop, investigators located items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine in the vehicle, police said.
Investigators returned to the home the vehicle had left and arrested Aaron Baker on an outstanding warrant for manufacturing marijuana.
The investigation eventually concluded when investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence.
Once the warrant was executed, investigators found methamphetamine and additional evidence of the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Hazardous material experts were called in to properly dispose of the dangerous waste.
Meth labs are extremely dangerous and we are thankful that we were able to shut this place down and get these individuals in jail before someone was hurt, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry S. Faile said.
All three suspects were jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center where they are awaiting a bond hearing.
Our Drug Task Force team did a great job with the investigation and I am thankful for their hard work. Job well done, Faile said