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ECSO makes three arrests for meth
Brandon Smith

Three people, including a repeat offender, were arrested on several meth-related charges after the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office found a methamphetamine lab Wednesday afternoon in the 200 block of Waldhour Road.

Brandon Smith, 28, of Rincon was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, unlawful sale of pseudoephedrine and unlawful use of a communication device.

Smith “has been arrested multiple times on drug-related charges, including for meth” and is currently on parole for manufacturing methamphetamine, according to ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor.

Also arrested were Jeffrey Sanders, 32, of Rincon and Michelle Smith, 24, of Guyton on meth-related charges including conspiracy to commit a drug-related offense and unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine.

All three are currently being held in the Effingham County Jail.

An Effingham County Sheriff’s patrol deputy stopped a suspicious vehicle on Tuesday night, Ehsanipoor said. Inside the car were “several packs of pseudoephedrine, which is commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine,” he said.

The investigation led the ECSO to the home on Waldhour Road on Wednesday and investigators found the meth lab outside the residence, according to Ehsanipoor.