Two charged after police find mobile meth lab near USC campus

Two charged after police find mobile meth lab near USC campus

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Two people were charged Wednesday after officers found a mobile meth lab in their vehicle during a traffic stop near the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia.

The Columbia Fire Hazmat Team responded to the scene at Heyward and Sumter streets Wednesday afternoon, as well as agents with Columbia Police, S.C. Law Enforcement Division and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to Wes Hickman, USC spokesman.

A white car was towed from the scene. Hickman said the driver was charged with driving under suspension and operating an uninsured vehicle. The driver and passenger were each charged with manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Hickman said neither suspects are USC students. Their names have not yet been released.

USC Police are investigating the incident.

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