Police busted an alleged meth lab hidden in a mobile home park along Seminole Boulevard in Largo, Florida this week.
On Wednesday, Largo police and the Drug Enforcement Agency claim they discovered iodine, a bottle of vodka, bug spray and other ingredients cooking in a trailer when they arrived at the property. They arrested the trailer’s occupant, a 37-year-old man, on charges of manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine.
Police allege that tips from anonymous sources led them to the mobile home park.
Many police, prosecutors and DEA agents believe methamphetamine to be one of the most harmful drugs in the country. Also known as crystal meth, ice or speed, methamphetamine has become an increasingly popular drug because the ingredients are cheap and perfectly legal to purchase. However, due to the unpredictable nature of the chemicals involved in the cooking process, meth is extremely intoxicating and highly addictive. Because of this, state and federal governments have amped up their efforts to control methamphetamine manufacturing and possession.
Methamphetamine cases usually involve many issues including search and seizure violations, which could result in a suppression of evidence. Police are required to follow strict guidelines when collecting evidence in a meth raid, and the Florida Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton carefully scrutinize the events of a drug bust for any illegal search and seizure activity. If our investigation points to wrongful conduct, we can quickly file motions to keep unlawfully seized evidence from being used in court.
If you or someone you love was arrested for manufacturing or possessing methamphetamine in Largo, Clearwater, St. Petersburg or elsewhere in the state of Florida, contact the Florida Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call our Pinellas County office at 727-847-2299. Reach us anytime statewide and toll-free by dialing 866-608-5529.