Police find Harlem-area meth lab, arrest seven

Seven people have been arrested after police found a methamphetamine lab in a Harlem-area home.


Columbia County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigators made the arrests Wednesday at a residence in the 3800 block of Gordon Highway after a month-long investigation, said Capt. Steve Morris.

Investigators found products used to make meth in one of the rooms. The products were removed safely. Prescription drugs and marijuana also were seized.

Gregory Antoney Butts, 38, of Mahala Lane in Harlem; Cassandra Flakes Johnson, 39, of Hinton-Wilson Road in Harlem; and Kelly Shavonne Appling, 28, of Lincolnton Highway in Thomson, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine with intent to distribute; manufacturing/delivering/administering/sale/possession of a controlled substance; and possession of Schedule II, III and IV drugs. Angela Marie Glisson, 41, of Max Road in Harlem; Joseph Randall McCorkle, 34, of Gordon Highway in Harlem; and Shannon Mae Myrick, 30, of Burster Circle, Gibson, Ga., were charged with two counts of manufacturing/delivering/administering/sale/possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana and Schedule II, III and IV drugs.

All are being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.

Anthony Franklin Bazemore, 28, of Lou Lane in Grovetown, was charged with possession of marijuana and was being held Thursday on a $1,600 bond, according to jail records.

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