Berkeley County deputies arrest man on drug charge

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office arrested one person Monday after responding to a call about a possible meth lab that turned out to be a false alarm.

Chief Deputy Rick Ollic said deputies were called about 3:30 p.m. to help a former resident of 1827 East Side St. retrieve property from the home. The former resident said the people who lived there left in a white Toyota and she told deputies that there might be a meth lab inside.

Ollic said that while deputies were outside, the Toyota drove past the home and was pulled over for speeding. An occupant of the vehicle, Bryan Rourke, was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, Ollic said.

No meth lab was found in the home.

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