Officers find meth operation suspect

North Augusta Public Safety officers say they answered a shoplifting call Wednesday and discovered a suspect in a methamphetamine operation.

According to an incident report, officers responded to a call at Walmart, 1201 Knox Ave., around 4 p.m. Officers found the vehicle with two people matching a description provided by witnesses; it was traveling down Knox Avenue.

Searching the car, officers found stolen merchandise and a luggage bag containing "items consistent with a meth lab."
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office told officers the Chevrolet Cavalier had been reported stolen Tuesday in Hephzibah.

Bobby Curtis Price, 27, of the 2000 block of Tracy Drive, was charged with shoplifting under $2,000, driving under suspension and attempt to manufacture methamphetamine. Christin Angel Pinson, 25, also of the 2000 block of Tracy Drive, was charged with shoplifting under $2,000.

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