Nearly 140 bottles and other containers used to cook meth were confiscated from a Moncks Corner house Tuesday, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office.
Maj. Rick Ollic called it the biggest one-pot meth bust in the county's history.
Deputies searched a house at 697 Serenity Circle and seized 138 bottles, gas cans and other containers that were reportedly being used to cook methamphetamine, Sheriff's Office spokesman Dan Moon said.
John Selepack, 57, who lived at the home, and Sara Elaine Aikman, 27, of Autumn Lane in Moncks Corner were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine, Moon said. They were being held in the Hill-Finklea Detention Center on Wednesday.
The one-pot method allows people to whip up a batch of meth in a plastic bottle. It's also called shake and bake, since the bottle is shaken and the gases drained during the process. It gets the job done in 30 minutes without all the "Breaking Bad" laboratory science. Of course, there's a major problem if one of the bottles explodes.
Drug agents say they are finding more shake-and-bake mobile labs operating out of car trunks. They've put out numerous notices in the past couple years calling it a growing problem.
A tip led deputies to the home Tuesday, Moon said. Deputies also seized two rifles, a shotgun, a bow and a crossbow from the home.
Earlier this year, Aikman and six others were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of a large quantity of Ephedrine after a Jan. 4 search of a residence on Winter Court in the Moncks Corner area. Those charges are still pending for Aikman, Berkeley County Court records show.
Dave Munday contributed to this story. Reach Christina Elmore at 937-5908 or at Twitter.com/celmorePC.
Matthew John Selepack, 57, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine in connection with a search of a Moncks Corner home on Tuesday.×
Sara Elaine Aikman, 27, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine in connection with a search of a Moncks Corner home on Tuesday.×
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