Officers Find Culprit Behind Meth Lab on College of Charleston Roof

Police Arrest Local Man Accused of Running Meth Lab on College of Charleston’s Roof

college of charlestonAround Thanksgiving this year, police discovered a meth lab on the roof of the College of Charleston. An affidavit has been released recently, with details about the suspect believed to have assembled the meth lab on the College of Charleston’s roof.

Justin Allan Paulus, 25, was arrested on Monday, December 16th, and charged with manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine. Reportedly, Paulus was never a student enrolled at the College of Charleston.

A spokesman for the CoC said that the investigation began after an employee at a nearby CVS called to complain about a liquid leaking through their roof. When CoC employees investigated, they found a small meth lab on the roof of one of the CoC’s dorms, along with personal items like syringes, a sleeping bag, a guitar in a case, and letters addressed to Paulus.

The following day, CoC public safety officers conducted a property search of the area and saw Paulus on the roof. He was arrested and charged with running a meth lab.

Authorities say they have also obtained surveillance footage of Paulus at a local CVS pharmacy, purchasing pseudoephedrine, which is an active ingredient in manufacturing meth.

The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Meth Lab Drug Crimes Charges

Federal and State drug charges in South Carolina carry some of the stiffest penalties in the nation. When faced with a drug charge, including charges for operating a meth lab, you need a lawyer who knows how the system works and will fight to protect your rights.

With the rise of portable meth labs, which can manufacture a small amount of crystal meth in a soda bottle, drug criminals are becoming harder to catch. They leave evidence of their activities in the woods, in backyards, in homes that they do not own or live in, constantly. However, because these new forms of meth labs are so small, they do not have to babysit several reaction vessels and more often than not get away.

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The drug crime attorneys at Strom Law Firm, LLC will aggressively defend your case whether you are under investigation or have been arrested for drugs in all State and Federal Courts in South Carolina as well as the Federal Courts in Georgia. Drug cases, including meth lab busts, need to be examined from every angle, and in many cases are subject to mandatory minimum sentences. Aggressive representation can protect your future. Drug crime charges and drug busts in South Carolina are very serious. If you have been charged with possession, trafficking, or manufacturing drugsthe attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today by calling (803)252-4800.

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