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      Two charged in connection with motel meth bust

      Michael Ira Thomas

      Two people have been charged in connection with a motel room meth lab that was discovered by Horry County Police late Wednesday night.

      Police charged Adam Douglas Merryman, 29, of Elizabeth Town, TN with Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Simple Possession of Marijuana. Police also charged Michael Ira Thomas, 41, of Surfside Beach, with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Simple Possession of Marijuana

      Around 11:20 p.m., Horry County police officers responded to the Astro Motel in Surfside Beach in reference to a suspicious odor.

      When officers arrived, they located ingredients used in the process of producing methamphetamine. Officers secured the area and detained two individuals from the room.

      Detectives worked with a private company into the late morning hours to properly clean the room and collect evidence.

      Warrants have now been obtained on both individuals that were inside the room at the time of the incident.