Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -
What authorities are calling a meth epidemic is taking center stage in Charleston this week.
meth labs sprouting all over south Carolina.
"We are in the middle of a meth lab production epidemic in our state," said Lt. Max Dorsey with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
SLED is one of the agencies participating in a national conference in Charleston. More than 200 law enforcement officials from all over the country are sharing ideas on how to tackle the meth problem.
"It's a dangerous issue, it's a scary issue but it's already affecting us," said Dorsey.
Authorities say part of the problem is meth is easy to make.
The ingredients include the cold medicine Pseudoephedrine, that can be bought at pharmacies.
Fisher said a law passed in Mississippi now requires a prescription to buy Pseudoephedrine, and because of that law, fewer meth labs are being found.
In fact, they've only busted one lab so far this year.
That's down from 147 during the same time frame three years ago.
"Pseudoephedrine is the root of it. If we can do something with Pseudoephedrine nationwide, we would solve a problem overnight," Fisher said.
But police admit meth labs are not going away, including the now popular mobile ones that are found in hotels and cars.
"You never know when you're going to be in a hotel or stay the night where there was a lab the previous night. You never know when you're gonna be driving down the road and a lab is in the car next to you," said Dorsey.
SLED busted 538 meth labs, most of them mobile in our state last year.
That's more than double the 267 meth lab busts in 2011.
A bill has been introduced in the South Carolina Senate that would require a prescription to purchase Pseudoephedrine.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>