Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people on methamphetamine-related charges Tuesday and are searching for another suspect.
A deputy was responding to a possible burglary on Clyo-Kildare Road when he saw a car in the area that appeared to be suspicious. The deputy went to investigate the car, thinking it may be involved in the reported burglary.
As he approached the car, which had turned into a drive way, one of the car’s passengers fled on foot and went into a wooded area on Clyo-Kildare Road.
The deputy detained the two other people in the car until backup arrived. Drug investigators responded to the scene where they located a meth lab in a shed, a firearm and other drug-related items, according to ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor.
Arrested were Jessica Greene, 27, of Rincon, and Johnathan Sheffield, 24, of Sylvania. Greene, who was out on bond for other meth charges, has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and trafficking illegal drugs.
Sheffield has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and trafficking illegal drugs.
The third passenger is believed to be Richard Myrick, 24, of Springfield. Myrick is wanted by the ECSO for meth-related charges as well as obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
“In the past week, our office has made six methamphetamine related arrests,” said Effingham Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. “Our drug suppression team continues to take a proactive stance on methamphetamine as well as other dangerous drugs in our community.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Myrick is asked to call the Effingham County Sheriffs Office at 754-3449.
Green and Sheffield remain in the Effingham County Jail without bond.