Hanahan police officers found methamphetamine and some of the materials used to make the drug after they responded to a house Wednesday morning.
Lt. Mike Fowler of the Hanahan Police Department said officers were called for a report of a disturbance around 5:45 a.m. at 1242 Dickson Ave.
When the officers showed up, Fowler said, they recognized materials in the home that are commonly used to manufacture meth.
The home was evacuated, and narcotics detectives and other experts were summoned to the scene. The investigators later found a small amount of meth, the lieutenant added.
The people inside had not been making the drug when the police arrived, Fowler said. It was not considered an "active" meth-making laboratory, he explained.
Fowler said just before noon that the crews were still at the site. Three people had been arrested and will face charges of manufacturing meth and possibly other counts, he said.
At the time, the suspects had not been booked into Berkeley County's jail, and their identities were not immediately available.
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