Bonneau police arrested two suspects early Saturday after a meth lab was discovered in a traffic stop, authorities said.
According to Police Chief Franco Fuda, officers pulled over a black Dodge Charger around 3:50 a.m. The car was driven by William Clifford Casselman, 42, of Main Street, Fuda said. Destry Sweatman, 49, was identified as a passenger. Both suspects are of Bonneau, Fuda said.
Authorities searched the car and found a meth lab, he said.
Casselman and Sweatman were charged with possession of methamphetamine, attempt to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine within a half mile of a public park and playground, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, Fuda said.
Casselman received an additional charge of failure to use a turn signal. He was out on bail regarding a previous arrest by Berkeley County sheriff's deputies on Dec. 9. In that incident, Casselman was charged with possession of methamphetamine and attempt to manufacture the drug, Fuda said.
St. Stephen police and sheriff's deputies assisted authorities in the most recent arrests. State Law Enforcement Division agents were notified of the incident and the meth lab was secured, Fuda said.
Casselman was held at the Berkeley County jail in lieu of a $222,933 bail, Fuda said. Sweatman was also held in lieu of a $122,933 bail, he said.
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