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Police bust meth lab in Beaufort hotel room

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Christopher Lee Lyles, Melanie Ann Shepherd (Source: Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office) Christopher Lee Lyles, Melanie Ann Shepherd (Source: Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office)
BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

On Jan. 12, members of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Investigations Section arrested Melanie Ann Shepherd, 38, of Beaufort, and Christopher Lee Lyles, 37, of Beaufort, on drug charges.

Authorities received information last week that both Shepherd and Lyles were making and using methamphetamine in a hotel room at the Atlantic Inn in Beaufort.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the room, which was served at 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Contact was made outside of the hotel room with both of the suspects before the warrant was executed.

Investigators located some of the main components commonly used to make methamphetamine in and around the hotel room. A small amount of methamphetamine was also located in the room.

Shepherd was also found to have an outstanding probation warrant, which was served in addition to the charges.

Lyles has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Shepherd has been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and violation of probation. 

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