Police arrest robbery suspect
Charleston police have arrested robbery suspect Claunce "Cabbage" Mazyck.
Mazyck, 34, of Charleston, was arrested Tuesday night at a Goose Creek motel, said Charles Francis, police public information officer. He said a Crime Stoppers tip led authorities there.
Mazyck is charged with armed robbery in connection with the Dec. 17, 2007, robbery of Check Masters on Savannah Highway in West Ashley.
A man wearing a wig, mask and fake goatee pulled a knife on a Check Masters employee, demanded money and threatened to kill her.
Man robbed outside apartment
A man was robbed Tuesday night in North Charleston while working on his vehicle in the parking lot of the Dorchester Gardens apartment complex on Dorchester Road.
The 49-year-old man told police that about 9:20 p.m. he was in the parking lot outside building 700 when two men with T-shirts over their faces approached him, a police report said.
It said one pointed a gun at the victim, while the other went through his pockets and took his wallet.
Both men were black. One was about 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 145 pounds, and he wore blue jean shorts. The other had a stocky build, light skin and was about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 215 pounds.
Berkeley deputies bust meth lab
Berkeley County sheriff's deputies say they busted a meth lab near Summerville Tuesday night.
Deputies charged Michael Edward Hendrick, 36, of 304 Hickory Hill Drive, Apt. B, with manufacturing methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamines and possession of marijuana, said Dan Moon, public information officer.
Moon said deputies found the meth lab in Hendrick's apartment in a neighborhood just off U.S. Highway 17A near Carnes Crossroads.
Authorities seize marijuana plants
ROCK HILL — South Carolina authorities have seized $5 million worth of marijuana plants that were growing in fields in Chester County.
The Herald of Rock Hill reported Wednesday that more than 2,500 plants have been confiscated and destroyed.
No one has been arrested for growing the drug.
The bust was part of an eradication effort in York, Chester, Lancaster and Fairfield counties.
State Law Enforcement Division Narcotics Lt. Max Dorsey said marijuana growing operations have been increasing in the area for several years.
Last month, authorities seized 11,000 marijuana plants in Chester County worth $22 million.
Elsewhere Tuesday, officers seized 128 marijuana plants from a field in Hampton County. Sheriff's spokeswoman Shellie Murdaugh said they were worth $256,000.
No danger from derailed train cars
GREENWOOD — Several train cars have derailed in Greenwood, but authorities said there is no danger to the surrounding neighborhood.
Multiple media outlets reported at least six cars fell off the tracks Wednesday afternoon not far from downtown Greenville.
Officials said three of the cars were carrying automobiles, while the others were empty tankers.
Authorities said oil and transmission fluid leaked from some of the vehicles, but posed no danger to people in the area.
No injuries were reported, and officials are trying to figure out what caused the derailment.