BAKER COUNTY, Fla. – A couple from Baker County are in Custody Monday after deputies said they were making methamphetamine with two young children and two elderly people in the house at the time.
According to officials, James Wolf Sr., 65, called police and said that his son, 33-year-old James Wolfe Jr. was in a bedroom in his house making meth with 28-year-old Brittany Patterson and that Patterson's 3 and 7-year-old sons were in the house as well as James Wolf Sr.'s 64-year-old wife Katherine Wolf.
Deputies said that Wolf Sr. said he had seen items that he knew were used in the making of meth and was concerned because his wife and Patterson's two children were also in the home still.
Officials said that deputies went around the side of the house and saw James Wolf Jr. and Patterson in the process of making meth and decided, due to the violent, dangerous nature of the chemicals involved, that it was necessary to enter the house and get everyone out safe.
Deputies went into the house and tried to get Wolf Jr. and Patterson out of the house to get them away from the chemical filled area and to arrest them but that the couple wouldn't listen to police.
According to a Sheriff's Office report, due to the fact that two elderly people, along with two small children were in the home during an active cook, and a great likelihood of a violent reaction to the meth cooking process, deputies threw a bottle of meth-making solution out of the window of the home and physically arrested Wolf Jr. and Patterson.
After the home and people involved were decontaminated, the children were given to Patterson's mother, Vickie Raulerson, for safe keeping.
Wolf Jr. and Patterson were taken to the Baker County Detention Center where they were charged with possession of methamphetamine, child abuse, elderly abuse, resisting arrest without violence and possession of chemicals.