Orangeburg-area motel room burns; deputy: meth making may very well be the trigger


Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Workplace

Deputies consider a girl could have burned a motel room whereas she was making methamphetamine, based on a sheriff’s workplace incident report.

The supervisor of the Days Inn, situated at 3402 5 Chop Highway, known as deputies at three a.m. Thursday to report a suspicious hearth in one of many rooms.

Surveillance video allegedly exhibits the girl carrying a bucket and a plastic bottle, which had been on hearth, out of her room and setting them on the bottom by the dumpster earlier than she left in a black sedan.

As she was “rushing away from the motel in her car, hearth could be seen coming by way of the doorway of the room she was renting,” a deputy wrote.

Each the bucket and melted plastic bottle had a “white chemical residue and liquid leaking out of them,” the report states.

The deputy believes they had been used to “make what is named a ‘one pot cook dinner’ for producing methamphetamine,” based on the report.

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The Orangeburg County hearth marshal allegedly found drug paraphernalia and quite a lot of chemical compounds in keeping with making methamphetamine on the scene, the report states.

The motel room was a complete loss. The estimated injury is valued at $20,000.

The motel’s supervisor mentioned a girl had been paying her lease in money.

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