Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies have made two more arrests stemming from the discovery of a methamphetamine lab at a home in south Effingham County two weeks ago.
ECSO drug investigators arrested William Shuman, 29, of Ellabell and Justin Mordine, 26, of Bloomingdale. Both have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and trafficking methamphetamine.
Shuman was arrested by ECSO drug investigators Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot at Highway 80 and Old River Road. Mordine was arrested July 17 at a home on Highway 80, according to the ECSO.
The initial arrest came as a result of a tip from a citizen. On July 13, sheriff’s deputies got an anonymous tip at around 1:30 a.m. that there was a meth lab at a residence on Highway 80.
Patrol deputies responded to follow up on the report. Upon their arrival, they uncovered a meth lab and a quantity of methamphetamine.
Cynthia Scharp, 47, of Bloomingdale, was taken into custody at that time and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. She was currently wanted for probation violation as well. The two recent additional arrests were related to this case.
“This is a good example of the community working with law enforcement to combat crime in our community,” said Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.
The sheriff also encourages anyone who sees suspicious activity to contact local authorities.
Additional arrests are expected.