GREENWOOD, SC – The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office arrested four people for allegedly manufacturing meth, but those accused of the crimes say that Heath Hollingsworth, the suspect involved in a fatal shooting in Waterloo, placed items in a burn barrel at the residence.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to 112 Haze Road in Greenwood just after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in response to a drug complaint. The report states that one deputy made contact with Tricia Niccole Bowick, 27, while another deputy went around back and observed a burn barrel containing items consistent with the manufacturing of meth.
When the first deputy entered the home he encountered Charles Edward Bowick, 57, Samuel McLane Todd, 51, and Larry Lee Gaines, 48. Todd, the homeowner, told the deputies that no one in the house had been making meth, but that Heath Hollingsworth, the man now charged with murder in the shooting death of Bill Ardis early Thursday morning in Waterloo, had come by earlier asking to use the burn barrel.
Deputies obtained consent to search the home from Todd and discovered a multitude of items used in the manufacturing process throughout the house in addition to digital scales and several different plastic bags containing meth in varying quantities. Deputies also discovered about 50 unused syringes and two syringes filled with a brownish liquid in a freezer. Tricia Bowick told deputies that the two syringes were hers and that they contained a mixture of meth and blood where she had attempted to shoot up, but could not find a vein, according to the report.
Tricia Bowick and Larry Gaines have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamines, improper disposal of methamphetamine waste and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines.
Charles Bowick and Samuel Todd have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamines and improper disposal of methamphetamine waste.