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      3 arrested in Lugoff Meth lab bust

      Edward Conant

      COLUMBIA (WACH)â??Kershaw County Sheriffâ??s Office narcotics investigators arrested three in Lugoff during a methamphetamine lab bust.

      Edward W. Conant, 42, was arrested in May 2013 and February 2014 by Kershaw County narcotics investigators on Cricket Hill Dr. after they located a meth manufacturing operation.

      Since those arrests, investigators had received complaints about methamphetamine at this address.

      Investigators executed a search warrant at Cricket Hill Dr. and found the lab in the process of manufacturing meth.

      This was the 7th meth lab operation discovered in Kershaw County.

      Conant, Joseph Johnson, 35, and Jammie L. Frazier, 34, are all being charged with manufacturing meth. Johnson is also being charged with simple possession of marijuana. He has been previously arrested for possession of marijuana, weapons violations and traffic offenses.

      Frazier has previous arrests for criminal domestic violence, shoplifting, grand larceny and burglary. Frazier is currently on probation.

      Conant has previous arrests for manufacturing meth, possession of marijuana, traffic offenses, shoplifting and criminal sexual conduct.

      â??Our narcotics investigators are trying to stay on top of this meth problem before it gets even more out of hand. Their efforts are paying off with yet another meth lab bust. We will continue to focus on this problem as information by the public and through independent investigation is obtained. Some counties in South Carolina have a serious meth problem. We are determined to keep that from happening in Kershaw County,â?? said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

      All three are currently being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings.