Police and firefighters respond to report of rolling meth lab

Horry County Fire Rescue readies an area to handle a probable rolling meth lab.

The car at the center of a rolling meth lab investigation in Horry County has now been removed from the parking lot of the Kohl's Department Store at the intersection of Highway 17 Bypass and Highway 544.

Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler says

officers were called to Kohl's for a possible shoplifting Thursday afternoon. They arrested two of the suspects in the store. Police learned two more people were waiting in a car outside. While police were arrested the two in the car, they found chemicals that could be used to make meth.

A rolling meth lab is usually housed in a vehicle. The chemicals can mix to create the drug while the vehicle is in motion.

Because the chemicals are so hazardous, Horry County Fire Rescue was called to the scene.

Sgt. Kegler says

their investigation revealed that the car was not holding an "active cook," which means the chemicals were not cooking at the time police found it.

But, Sgt. Keglersays, police found remnants of a previous cook and some methamphetamine. He says they also found chemicals to make a new batch of the drug.

We'll let you know when the names of the people arrested have been released.