25 arrested in Lake County meth lab bust - FOX 35 News Orlando

25 arrested in Lake County meth lab bust

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The Lake County Sheriff's Office on Friday concluded a six-month-long investigation that targeted those who cook, deal, and use methamphetamines in Lake County. The investigation was a coordinated effort with the U.S. Forest Service, D.E.A., Clermont Police Department, and Tavares Police Department.

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The operation was focused in and around Altoona and Umatilla due to the complaints received regarding a group of individuals operating as an organized ring in those areas. Such rural areas are common for meth labs due to the fact those cooking the drug can go undetected more easily.

During the round-up, detectives made 25 arrests on various drug-related charges, seized over 500 grams of meth oil, confiscated 10 grams of finished meth products, and seized 7 vehicles. The estimated street value of the finished meth is $800. Detectives also located three active meth labs during the day's activities.

"Meth is a problem throughout the state. That's why we have a specialized, trained team of detectives who work day and night to rid our community of these dangerous labs," said Sheriff Gary Borders. "We have also built a strong relationship with our citizens, who have been instrumental in providing valuable tips and information to help us combat this problem."

Additional arrests are forthcoming.

Those arrested include:

Jackie Lynne Callahan, 26
Adam Glenn Miller, 28
Bobby Alfonzo Robinson, 47
Alicia Dianne Herndon, 25
Troy Nicholas Tiedt, 32
Laura Coleman Kegley, 34
Jess Robert Kerr, 40
Clayton Joel Tabor, 23
Kenneth R. Chavis, 33
Pauline K. Cudd, 57
James M. Parrish, 57
Jacob T. Parrish, 25
Craig T. Bedgood, 25
Kelly B. Bushman, 24
Bryan E. Eichelberger, 34
Adrienne N. Hartzell, 34
James W. Mowell, 42
Jerry M. Carter, 31
Hunter O. Wilson, 30
Chad A. Spray, 31
Cindy E. Salas, 32
Rhonda T. Kerr, 48
Gordon A. Hudson, 40
Thomas E. Witham, 49
Paul T. Wilson, 46

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