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ECSO drug agents bust south Effingham meth lab
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Effingham County Sheriff’s Office drug suppression agents uncovered a meth lab off Deerfield Road on Monday and arrested three men they say were running it.
Barry Edward Headrick, 34, Bradley Allen Manuel, 21, and Allen Eugene Miles, 23, were arrested late Monday afternoon and booked into the Effingham County Jail on numerous drug-related charges.
Headrick faces charges of criminal attempt, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine and possession of Xanax with intent to distribute. Manuel is being charged with possession of a controlled substance (Xanax), unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine, criminal attempt and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. Miles is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine and criminal attempt.
Drug suppression unit agents found an operational meth lab and remnants of another meth lab, according to ECSO Chief Investigator Sgt. Don White. 
The sheriff’s office received numerous anonymous tips, leading to ECSO surveillance.
“After lots of man hours they were able to develop enough information to bust this meth lab,”Sgt.White said.
Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie said his deputies continue to pursue meth dealers and makers and asked for the public’s help in finding them.
“We need our citizens to let us know, even if it’s anonymously, if there’s a meth lab in their neighborhood so we can get rid of it and make their neighborhood a better, safer place to live,” he said.