Two people are in custody following the seizure of a methamphetamine lab by the Chatham–Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).
CNT received a tip concerning a clandestine lab in a hotel at I–95 and Hwy 204. A search of the room resulted in the seizure of a non–active methamphetamine lab, Roxicodone – a highly abused prescription pain medication, and drug related items.
Though the lab was not active, it was in the early stages of set up. Agents found evidence of previous methamphetamine cooks.
CNT arrested 28–year–old Christopher Polsin Jr. of Savannah and 32–year–old Stephanie Brown of Pooler. Both suspects were charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and additional felony drug related charges.
Polsin and Brown were both denied bond. Polsin was previously arrested by CNT for meth-related activity in July 2011 and was out on bond in that case.
• A 26–year–old Rincon man was rushed to treatment after leaving a gun show and accidentally shooting himself at the Savannah Civic Center.
Charles Lake was taken to Memorial University Medical Center after the 5:10 p.m. shooting that injured his leg.
Detective said Lake purchased the pistol at a gun show in the Civic Center and returned with it. He unloaded the gun to enter the show and was reloading it outside when it fired.
• A 15–year–old who attempted to set his grandmother’s couch on fire has been charged with eight offenses after also setting fire to a nearby store and trying to break into another.
The teenager was arrested after a foot pursuit with Islands Precinct officers who found him near a Sprint store when they answered a burglar alarm in the 2400 block of Skidaway Drive about 3:45 a.m.
He admitted also setting fire to a trash can next to a boarded–up window at a computer shop in the 3000 block of Skidaway about an hour earlier in what he said was an attempt to break into the store.
His grandmother had reported he had knocked holes in the wall of her apartment and tried to set the sofa on fire earlier in the night.
• The Police Marine Patrol has recovered two stolen boats, and has made arrest in both cases.
Jan. 24, a possible abandoned boat was in the parking lot of Intra Coastal Environmental on Causton Bluff Street. An investigation revealed the boat and motor had been reported stolen in Louisiana. The boat was seized at Hale Marina.
On Jan. 25, James Miller, 40, was at Hale Marina attempting to retrieve the boat. He left before officers arrived. Within days detectives were able to make contact with Miller. He claimed he bought the boat for $23,000 cash while he was working in Louisiana and produced a bill of sale.
It was determined that the boat was stolen and authorities in Louisiana were unable to verify the seller from the bill of sale Miller had.
On Feb. 1, Miller was served a warrant at his home, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center and charged with Possession of Stolen Property from another State (16-8-8) and Failure to Register Vessel (52-7-5).