Jacksonville, FL - We’ve learned two meth busts in two separate counties Monday are actually tied together.
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office first responded to Kerri Lynn Road for reports of a suspicious vehicle. They found what appeared to be precursors to making meth, and special investigators confirmed it was an active mobile meth lab.
Two suspects were arrested on the scene. 29-year-old Amanda Albert was charged with manufacturing meth, possessing meth, possessing a controlled substance, possessing Suboxone, possessing drug paraphernalia and violating probation. 37-year-old Scott Smith has been charged with manufacturing meth, possessing meth, and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Over the course of their investigation, the Sheriff’s Office became aware that there could be another scene in Duval County tied to the suspects.
“It was a safety concern for us, so we made sure the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was notified immediately,” says SJSO Sergeant Catherine Payne.
JSO responded to a home on Heidi Road in Arlington, where Albert’s grandmother lived. The grandmother had let Albert stay there several days and when she learned about the arrest, she checked the home for drugs and located some suspicious items.
The JSO incident report says lithium strips, bathroom cleaners, a white powder, pseudo-ephedrine pills, empty cold packs and more were located at the home and removed.