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Police: Meth lab in home

Authorities say they found a meth lab in the home of a pregnant Clover woman Thursday night.

Suzanne Gillespie, 31, of 1145 Love Valley Road in Clover, is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and exposing children to manufacturing methamphetamine, said Marvin Brown, commander of York County's drug enforcement unit.

Three police officers were treated for fume inhalation after searching her residence as part of a narcotics investigation, Brown said. The woman and her three children were treated for meth exposure, Brown said.

Authorities seized methamphetamine that was prepared and the materials used to manufacturer the drug, Brown said.

“All the meth materials were in a hamper in her master bathroom,” Brown said. “When we opened it, the fumes came out. We had to call in a cleanup crew.” The Department of Social Services took the woman's children, ages 3, 8 and 14, Brown said.

“We've seen a sharp increase in manufacturing, selling and possessing meth within the last couple months,” Brown said. “We're stepping up our efforts to combat this problem.”

Gillespie has a prior drug conviction, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report. Her bond was set at $11,050 and she was in custody Friday at York County Detention Center.

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