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Suspect caught in meth bust again
Wright Mathew David
Matthew Wright - photo by Photo courtesy of ECSO

A methamphetamine lab has been uncovered in Rincon and a man is behind bars facing multiple drug charges following his arrest Thursday.

A Rincon Police officer located a vehicle reported stolen in Effingham County. After further investigation, Rincon Police and Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies found a methamphetamine lab at a nearby location.

Deputies have charged Matthew Wright, 33, of Rincon, with trafficking methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of tools during the commission of a crime, possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine.

Wright was out on bond on several drug charges including trafficking methamphetamine at the time of his arrest. In August 2009, Wright was arrested, along with six other people, when drug investigators located a methamphetamine lab, a large amount of methamphetamine and marijuana plants at a residence on Zittrouer Road.

Wright was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of pseudoephedrine in that incident.

Wright is currently being held in the Effingham County Jail.

More arrests are expected, according to investigators.