Authorities were notified Wednesday when a man was buying items believed to be used to make methamphetamine, and he was arrested for manufacturing.
Joshua Wayne Ellison, 32, Leesburg, was arrested by Cherokee County narcotics agents after being contacted by a business owner who is part of the Cherokee County Vendors Voluntary Compliance program, Sheriff Jeff Shaver said.
A local vendor reported Ellison had purchased suspicious items the vendor believed were going to be used to make meth.
Ellison and a second person, who currently is under investigation, were stopped by agents, and a clandestine mobile methamphetamine lab in the cooking process was discovered inside the vehicle.
Ellison was transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, first-degree manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.
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May 30, 2010