Authorities say they have searched a suspected drug lab on the shores of Myrtle Beach.
Authorities say the Coast Guard has searched a building suspected of storing illicit chemicals in the area.
Authorities said Friday that the building is suspected of being used as a drug lab.ABC 7 in Wilmington says authorities have also searched the home of the suspect, who was taken into custody Friday.
Officials said the suspect is a resident of the Newport Beach, Calif., area.
Police said Friday the suspect has been identified as Richard J. Rader, 58, of Newport Beach.
Investigators said they were alerted to the alleged lab by an anonymous tipster in August.
Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly used the facility to make cocaine and methamphetamines.ABC News affiliate KGO reports the suspect used a crane at the scene and later transported the drugs to his residence in Newport Beach where they were seized.ABC7 in Wilmington reports that Rader was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy to commit drug paraphenalia.ABC5 in Newport News, Va., reports that the suspect was arrested by police in October and is being held on $20,000 bail.ABC4 in Newport, Va. reports that a judge is expected to set bond for Rader.ABC3 in Wilmington, Del., reports police are searching Rader’s Newport Beach home for clues.ABC2 in Wilmington reported that police searched the suspect’s Newport home Thursday and found evidence of drug manufacturing.ABC1 in Wilmington and KGO in Wilmington report that the search was ongoing Friday morning.ABC in Wilmington has a live blog.