WHITMIRE — Three suspects were arrested for a methamphetamine lab Jan. 11.
Robert Ellis “Robbie” Dilleshaw Jr., 31, 372 Jack Wilson Road, Whitmire; Matthew Felker, 34, 1608 Emory St., Whitmire; and Christine Leah Davis, 36, 2423 Highland Drive, Newberry were taken to the Newberry County Detention Center and jailed pending a bond hearing which is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday.
Deputies initially responded to a domestic dispute between a father and his son at 372 Jack Wilson Road in Whitmire on Jan. 11 at about 9:30 p.m. Upon arrival, law enforcement officers were advised that the son, Dilleshaw Jr., was manufacturing methamphetamine and that this was the source of the dispute. Dilleshaw fled the scene, but was located by law enforcement and taken into custody.
Once the officer realized that this was a working Methamphetamine Lab, a certified Hazardous Material clean-up crew was called to the scene to provide the safe clean-up of the residence. There is no threat or danger to the surrounding community because of the meth lab. The residence has been completely processed by properly trained personnel and all dangerous items removed.
Officers were later able to apprehend Dilleshaw, as well as two other individuals who were involved, with the aid of the citizens of Newberry County.
“We have a responsibility as law enforcement officers and citizens of this county, to work proactively to keep this community safe and maintain that standard. We work to combat drugs in the community at every level. It takes an entire community to make this happen. We take that responsibility seriously in partnering with the community and it is our aim to seek out those who continue to oppose that standard,” said Sheriff Lee Foster.