Man, 29, arrested on meth charges

Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Richard Craft
Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Richard Craft

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A 29-year-old Orange Park man was arrested Monday on charges related to the manufacture and trafficking of methamphetamine.

Clay County deputies said the investigation involved Richard Henry's home in Orange Park and another family home in Jacksonville.

Evidence was collected at both sites and from Henry's vehicle, deputies said.

They said Craft was recently placed on a watch list because of an ongoing investigation for possibly manufacturing meth. Deputies said Craft bought pseudoephedrine, a bottle of Gatorade, Coleman camp fuel and a bottle of Heet (methanol) at two Jacksonville stores.

Detectives conducted surveillance on Craft's vehicle, and when they questioned him at his home, they asked if there was anything they were going to find that could harm them.

Detectives removed a cooking vessel, and they said the contents tested positive for meth.

Craft made his first appearance in Clay County court Monday morning and is being held without bond.

He has been arrested several previous times on drug charges.

Detective Matt Hanlin was involved in Craft's arrest. Hanlin is the former partner of Detective David White, who was shot and killed during a meth raid in 2012. Hanlin was wounded in that raid.