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Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Walterboro Public Safety Joint Drug Crime Unit team up to make our town better

Monday afternoon/evening, July 23, 2012, members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Walterboro Public Safety Joint Drug Crime Unit executed a Narcotic Search Warrant at 3416 Sidney’s Rd, once again jailing suspected drug manufacturers and ridding our county of harmful drugs.

During the execution of the search warrant, an active Methamphetamine Laboratory was located inside the residence. Two suspects that reside at the residence were arrested. Suspect #1, was identified as Thomas G. McMillan and Suspect #2 was identified as Kathryn Leann Garvin Smoak.

Upon discovering the active lab, members of the Joint Drug Crimes Unit secured the scene and requested the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Colleton County Fire and Rescue Hazardous Materials Unit to respond to the scene. All Suspects were decontaminated at the scene and the two suspects were transported to the Colleton County Detention Center and incarcerated pending a Bond Hearing. The charges are as follows:

1.) Thomas McMillan

a.) Manufacturing Methamphetamine

b.) Disposal of Waste from Production of Methamphetamine.

2.) Kathryn Leann Smoak

a.) Conspiracy to Violate Drug Laws.

A third individual was also located at the residence, but was released after decontamination with no charges pending at this time.

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