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Meth lab bust leads to seven arrests
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Mathew David Wright - photo by Photo courtesy of ECSO
Seven people are behind bars and a methamphetamine lab has been recovered after an extensive investigation by the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office Drug Suppression Team.

Deputies ended their operation Tuesday evening after locating a meth lab on Zittrourer Road in south Effingham County. A search of the residence revealed over 300 grams of methamphetamine, a clandestine meth lab and a marijuana plant. They also seized two firearms.

Four suspects were arrested near the meth lab on Zittrourer Road. A total of seven have been arrested since Aug. 14 on meth-related charges stemming from the same operation.

Watson McCoy Spell, 31, of Springfield; Bridget Lanier, 26, of Guyton; and Melissa Christine Spell, 29, of Guyton; have all been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, manufacturing marijuana, unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine and manufacturing methamphetamine in the presence of a child.

Mathew David Wright, 32, of Bloomingdale, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine.

Edward Lynn, 28, of Guyton, and April Marie Bryant, 24, of Guyton, have been charged with possession of marijuana, and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Charles Jackson, 43, of Port Wentworth, has been charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, and disorderly conduct.

“Anyone suspecting a meth lab is strongly encouraged to contact the Sheriff's Office,” said Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. “Meth labs often involve highly dangerous and explosive materials that can pose serious physical danger, and should not be taken lightly.”

All suspects were taken to the Effingham County Jail.