Pair charged with manufacturing meth


Sumter County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged a man and a woman for manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine while executing search warrants at a county residence about 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Donald R. Hurst, 27, and Lauren Mason, 26, both of 5670 Edgehill Road, were arrested and each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Hurst and Mason were transported to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

Investigators with the sheriff's office and detectives with Sumter Police Department executed the search warrants at the Edgehill Road residence where quantities of methamphetamine located, states the release. Items used to manufacture methamphetamine were also found at the residence.

The street value of the seized Methamphetamine is approximately $500, according to the release.

Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis lauded officers for their efforts.

"Although $500 might not seem like a lot to some people, this setup was capable of producing many thousands of dollars' worth of methamphetamine," he said. "There is no way to know how much might have been produced had officers not made the discovery when they did. This is another example of the city and county successfully working together to rid our streets of this illegal drug."