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S.C. Deputies Seize Baby After Meth Lab Raid

Sheriff's deputies found a 1-month-old baby and a makeshift laboratory to manufacture methamphetamine in a motel room in Kershaw County over the weekend, sheriff Jim Matthews said.

Deputies turned the baby over to the S.C. Department of Social Services, Matthews said. At least two suspects were arrested, he said.

Matthews did not know if the meth lab had "cooked" meth in the hotel room. People who make the highly addictive illegal stimulant in clandestine laboratories use chemicals and materials that throw off poisonous particles, liquids and gases that can make rooms or buildings uninhabitable and are particularly dangerous to children.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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