Two men and a woman were arrested Thursday on charges of making methamphetamine in their motel room, according to the North Charleston Police Department.

Reginald Dale Butler, 25, of Calvert Street in North Charleston, Timothy M. Tinsley, 27, of Miami Street in Ladson and Ashley Nicole Wright, 19, of Ellington Drive in Goose Creek also face a count of possession with intent to distribute the drug, according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

Pryor said officers responded to reports of an inactive meth laboratory at the Economy Inn and Suites at 5020 Rivers Ave.

Inside Room 146, officers said they found drug paraphernalia, a little marijuana and a book bag with tubes. Sensing a strong chemical odor, the officers had the room evacuated.

Investigators later came across 4.16 grams, which is about 0.15 ounces, of meth, Pryor said.

Butler and Wright remained Friday at Charleston County's jail, but there was no record that Tinsley had ever been booked there.

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