Two charged in meth bust on Broad River Road

Two charged in meth bust on Broad River Road
Tyler Atkinson (Source: Alvin S. Glenn)
Tyler Atkinson (Source: Alvin S. Glenn)
Arethea Steen (Source: Alvin S. Glenn)
Arethea Steen (Source: Alvin S. Glenn)

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Two people have been charged after Richland County deputies found the couple making meth in a storage unit on Broad River Road.

According to Sgt. Kevin Lawrence with the Richland County Sheriff's Department, at around 11:15 a.m. an anonymous caller called the sheriff's department about a strange odor coming from a unit at Public Storage on the 3400 block of Broad River Road.

Upon arrival deputies and the manager of the property opened the unit and discovered a white male and black female making meth.

Tyler Akinson, 31, has been charged with manufacturing meth and simple possession of marijuana; second offense.

Akinson's accomplice, 27-year-old Arethea Steen has been charged with manufacturing meth.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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