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Simpsonville Police Discover Alleged Meth Lab

Alleged lab discovered on West Curtis Street downtown.

Simpsonville Police said Friday they were investigating an alleged meth lab on West Curtis Street.

A block of West Curtis was closed down Friday afternoon between South and Maple Streets, Fox Carolina reported. Police and fire crews were on the scene, located across the street from a church and the Simpsonville Senior Center.

The alleged lab was discovered when officers were executing a search warrant Friday morning at the home of Dennis Penland, Jr., 34.

Penland, along with with Jeremy Penland, 35, of Fountain Inn, were arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine.

According to arrest warrants, Dennis Penland also was charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult, resisting arrest, and possession of meth. Police said Penland's mother was living in the in the home where the alleged meth lab was discovered.

Police Chief Steve Moore said the woman was placed in protective custody with a family member, Fox reported.

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