Two accused of trying to manufacture methamphetamine at Rock Hill hotel

jzou@heraldonline.comJanuary 5, 2014 

Two people were charged Saturday with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine at a Ramada Inn in Rock Hill, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers from the Rock Hill Police Department received a tip Saturday afternoon about a potential meth lab and found several ingredients used to make the drug at the hotel off Cherry Road, according to authorities.

Eric Allegretti, 36, and Kristin Yeager, 41, have both been charged with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine. Both Allegretti and Yeager were arrested on methpamphetamine-related charges in August after police said they found materials used to make methamphatimine in a Rock Hill home. Allegretti was charged then with manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine. Yeager was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

“You seem to find the same ones repeating it over and over again,” said Sgt. Allen Cantey of the Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit. The unit is a partnership between county and local law enforcement agencies.

At the Ramada Inn, police found several ingredients used to make meth, including drain cleaner and camping fuel. The ingredient that was missing was pseudoephedrine, said Cantey, which is the drug’s key component commonly found in over-the-counter cold medications. It was unclear Sunday afternoon where at the Ramada Inn the materials were found.

Cantey said the lab was probably just hours shy of the cooking process. In the last three years, unrelated meth labs have been found at other Rock Hill hotels.

Bond for Allegretti was set at $100,000. For Yeager, bond was set at $10,000.

Both were booked at Moss Justice Center.

Jie Jenny Zou •  803-329-4062

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