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Deputies charge Laurens Co. trio with having meth

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From left to right: Chad Stites, Amber Stites and Ashley Smith. (Laurens Co. Detention Center) From left to right: Chad Stites, Amber Stites and Ashley Smith. (Laurens Co. Detention Center)
LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Laurens County deputies said they have arrested three people on possession of methamphetamine charges.

Deputies said they saw 34-year-old Chad Stites, of 452 Branch St. in Woodruff, walking along the road early Friday morning and he asked deputy for help getting a ride.

The deputy patted Stites down and found some pills and methamphetamine on him, deputies said. He was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a schedule III controlled substance.

In another release, deputies said they were following up on information that there may be a meth lab at 452 Branch St. Deputies said they had to call in officials to clean up and dispose of the lab found at the home.

Deputies arrested 25-year-old Ashley Smith, of Gray Court, and 23-year-old Amber Stites, also of 452 Branch St., at the home. Both women were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

All three suspects are being held at the Laurens County jail.

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Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance.

Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Schedule III Controlled Substance.
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