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2 Leesville residents arrested on drug charges

Lexington County deputies arrested two people last month after responding to a call about someone sleeping in a truck stop parking lot.

Patrick Keith Gladden, 47, and Serena Ann McBee, 35, are charged with trafficking meth and altering pseudoephedrine, according to arrest warrants.

Gladden, McBee

“We received a call to check on someone sleeping in the truck stop parking lot at I-20 and Longs Pond Road,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “We determined Gladden was the man asleep in the car and he was at the truck stop with McBee.”

Agents located three one-pot meth labs in Gladden’s truck during their investigation, according to Koon.

“Deputies found drug paraphernalia and other items used in the production of meth,” Koon said.

Deputies arrested Gladden and McBee at the truck stop and transported them to the Lexington County Detention Center. They have been released after meeting conditions of their bond.