Police say they found a meth lab at a business and home along W. Curtis Street. (May 31, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Dennis and Jeremy Penland. (Source: Simpsonville Police Dept.)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A block of West Curtis Street is closed to through traffic at the scene of a meth lab investigation in downtown Simpsonville on Friday.
FOX Carolina crews at the scene said West Curtis was closed between South Street and Maple Street, with police and firefighters on the scene at a home located across the street from a church and near the Simpsonville Senior Center.
Simpsonville Police Chief Steve Moore said officers executed a search warrant at the home of Dennis Penland Jr., 34, Friday morning where they made two arrests after discovering a methamphetamine lab.
According to arrest warrants, Dennis Penland and Jeremy Penland, 35, of Fountain Inn, were arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine.
Warrants said Dennis Penland was also charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult, resisting arrest and possession of methamphetamine. Police said his elderly mother was also living in the West Curtis Street home where the meth lab was discovered.
Moore said she was placed in protective custody with a family member.
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