Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Members of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man early Monday morning in connection with a methamphetamine lab found off Cady Drive.
Daniel Shane Nall, 25, of Summerville was arrested an charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after deputies found evidence of a meth lab in his residence.
At about 3:25 a.m. a deputy responded to 242 Cady Drive. where the lights were on. The deputy was overwhelmed with a strong, pungent odor of chemicals coming from inside the residence, according to an incident report.
The deputy recognized the smell as being consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine. Looking through an unobstructed window, the deputy saw Nall standing in the living room handling a long, black piece of tubing, a glass bottle, a butane lighter and mason jars, according to the report.
The deputy then saw Nall disposing some of the items and asked for other units to respond. When deputies knocked on the door they were again overwhelmed by the chemical odor when Nall answered, according to the report.
Nall was detained. Syringes, tubing, spoons with a white substance, a glass smoking pipe, butane lighter and other chemicals were found on the living room table, according to the report.
Nall admitted to having “dope” on him. He was searched and a pill bottle with two plastic bags containing 5 gross grams of meth were found. Another plastic bag containing the illegal narcotic was also found, according to the report.
Nall told officers he was “cooking” meth using the “one pot shake and bake method.” He told deputies he was the only one in the residence that had anything to do with manufacturing meth. His mother and another adult male, who were present at the time, were detained for questioning, according to the report.
Narcotics investigators arrived on scene and took over the investigation.