2 arrested on meth charges in Lowcountry

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - A Bluffton man and a Hardeeville woman were arrested Dec. 29 and charged in connection with a drug bust by the Beaufort/Jasper Multi Agency Drug Task Force, with the help of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The arrests stem from a drug investigation conducted in February 2010 in which Bradley Todd Roy, 42, was arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Investigators found out in December that Roy and Angelica Escalante, 29, were buying pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient for making meth, in large quantities, according to Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

A search warrant was obtained and carried out on Dec. 29 at 14 Coney Island Lane in Bluffton. No one was home at the time.

Meth and items used to make the drug were found at the home, according to the sheriff's office.

Roy was found in the area of the home and arrested on three outstanding warrants for purchases large amounts of pseudoephedrine. He was also charged with manufacturing meth and discarding the waste of meth.

Escalante was also located in Bluffton. She was arrested and charged with conspiring to purchase excessive amounts of pseudoephedrine and meth possession.

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