Meth - What a Blast
Two married meth mopes are now behind bars in Charleston County after their hotel lab detonated Wednesday night. Joshua Lantz and Jamie Lynn Lantz were each charged with two counts of Unlawful Conduct Toward a Child (manufacturing meth in the presence of a child), two counts of Unlawful Neglect of a Child and one count of Manufacturing Methamphetamine. They had their two kids in the hotel room while they were cooking their poison. Each was given a total bond of $500,000.
Joshua Lantz has a pending charge in Charleston County from a December arrest for Distribution of Methamphetamine. He was free on a $20,000 bond when his latest attempt to cook up a batch went awry and exploded. Jamie Lantz was injured as a result of the detonation.
The couple is originally from Indiana. A check of court records there shows an active misdemeanor warrant for Jamie Lantz for failure to appear on a theft charge from 2013.
Joshua Lantz has prior criminal history in several counties there that include charges like burglary, criminal mischief, criminal recklessness involving a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon.
Should we start a pool to guess how soon those bonds will be reduced?