Piedmont man arrested for meth lab

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Two Greenville County Sheriff’s Deputies were patrolling on foot at the Economy Inn located at 3905 Augusta Road when they heard a “hissing” noise coming from behind a retaining wall located on the property. Upon investigation, the deputies found Alan Scott Sprouse, 43, of Piedmont, holding a liter bottle containing a bubbling liquid consistent with that of a methamphetamine laboratory. Deputies immediately removed Sprouse from the area to a safe location away from the active meth lab. Sprouse was placed under arrest and charged with Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste and Manufacturing Methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office Meth Lab Investigation Team was called to the incident location to process and clean up the lab.