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Narcotics team makes arrest in meth lab bust

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John Robert Bittle (Source: Lexington County Detention Center) John Robert Bittle (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)

LEESVILLE, SC (WIS) - A Leesville man is charged with drug violations after a narcotics team found a methamphetamine lab near his home.

34-year-old John Robert Bittle was arrested by the Lexington Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team Thursday at his home on Pine Grove Road near Leesville.

Acting on a tip, investigators went to Bittle's home Thursday and found chemicals and equipment that had been used to manufacture meth.  Officers say they found about one gram of the drug on Bittle.

Investigators say they also found a meth lab in a vacant mobile home near Bittle's house.

Bittle is charged with second-offense manufacturing methamphetamine and third-offense possessing methamphetamine. Bittle is held at the Lexington County Detention Center on$75,000 bail.

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