A report of a disturbance at a North Charleston home early Friday led to the discovery of an active meth lab, officials said.
Police said John Eric Phillips, 34, of Otranto Road, faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine in connection with the incident, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
North Charleston police responded to the home shortly before 3 a.m. after Phillips' parents reported that he had broken into the house with a baseball bat and was shouting.
According to a report, Phillips left the area prior to the arrival of police.
Phillips' father told police that he armed himself with a shotgun after Phillips assaulted his mother earlier in the night. When questioned by police, however, Phillips' mother denied that any assault had occurred, police said.
An anonymous caller tipped police to a possible meth lab at the home, police said.
Investigators searched the home and smelled an odor, according to the report. There was a cloud of smoke in Phillips' bedroom and items used to cook meth, the report states.
Hazmat crews with the North Charleston Fire Department were called to the scene after the lab was found, authorities said.
According to Pryor, police issued a warrant for Phillips' arrest.
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