Aiken authorities charge man for attempting to manufacture meth

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Aiken County narcotics investigators have arrested a man for attempting to manufacture methamphetamine in Beech Island.

According to Aiken County sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Myers, 44-year-old James Edward Mcrae, was arrested after investigators obtained a warrant and searched a house at 595 Beech Island Ave.

While they were searching the residence, investigators discovered items used to manufacture methamphetamine. The items were secured and disposed of by a government contracted clean up crew in accordance with Department of Health and Environmental Control regulations.

Mr. Mcrae is currently being held at the Aiken County Detention Center. He has been charged with attempt to manufacture methamphetamine.

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