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LANCASTER, S.C. -- The Lancaster County Sheriff s Office arrested five people after a meth lab was discovered in the woods near Starcliff Circle.

The sheriff's office said the investigation began when deputies received information regarding a suspicious purchase of pseudoephedrine which is a precursor of methamphetamine.

While investigating the suspicious purchase, investigators conducted a traffic stop on Starcliff Circle and found a mason jar with a small amount of methamphetamine in it. That traffic stop led to the discovery of a recently used methamphetamine lab in the wooded area nearby. A hazardous materials clean-up crew was contacted and responded to properly dispose of the lab.

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Authorities charged Tony Minihane, Nicole Edwards, Trevor Griffin, Kristopher Rumsey and Joshua Boyd with possession of methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine production waste.

All five suspects were taken to the Lancaster County Detention where they are awaiting bond.

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