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Dispute leads to meth lab bust, arrest
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Ricky Homer Luke - photo by Photo courtesy of ECSO

Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a methamphetamine lab after responding to a domestic dispute Saturday evening.

As deputies investigated the dispute between a husband and wife on Low Ground Road, they came across several items in and around the residence such as a pump style sprayer, batteries and a burn barrel. Those are items commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine.

After further investigation by patrol deputies and drug investigators, a methamphetamine lab was found in a shed on the property.

Deputies arrested Ricky Luke, 55, of Guyton and charged him with manufacturing methamphetamine  and unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine.

Luke also was charged with simple battery under the domestic violence act and cruelty to children in the third degree under the domestic violence act. Investigators said Luke was in a physical altercation with the woman in front of a 3-year-old child, leading to the cruelty to children charge.

Luke is currently being held in the Effingham County Jail.