PALATKA, Fla. – Three people have been arrested and face drug charges after deputies searched a home for a person with an active arrest warrant, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies went to the 1600 block of High Street in Palatka at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
The Sheriff's Office said deputies spoke with Christopher White, 27, who gave them permission to search the house for the person.
Deputies found Amanda Hale, 28, and Chad Parrotte, 36, inside the residence, along with a baggie of methamphetamine and numerous other items associated with the production of methamphetamine all found within plain view, the Sheriff's Office said.
The items included old or used one-pot methamphetamine labs, multiple packets of pseudoephedrine tables, lithium strips from batteries and numerous hypodermic needles, deputies said.
White was also found to be concealing an active one-pot meth lab in his pants, the Sheriff's Office said. The pseudoephedrine tablets totaled 38 grams, and the methamphetamine totaled 6 grams.
Deputies said members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office drug and vice unit responded to assist with the investigation.
Hale, White and Parrotte were arrested and taken to the Putnam County Jail.
"These fine young deputies have placed three criminals who were heavily involved in the use, manufacture and sale of dangerous drugs behind bars," Sheriff Gator DeLoach said. "The streets of our county are undoubtedly safer today because of their actions."
Deputies said Hale was booked on charges including one count of the production of drugs, one count of the possession of drugs, one count of trafficking amphetamines, one count of the possession of drug equipment and a failure to appear. She is currently being held without the benefit of a bond.
White was booked on charges including one count of producing drugs, two counts of trafficking amphetamines and one count of the possession of drug equipment, deputies said. He is being held on a $55,500 bond.
Parrotte was booked on one count of producing drugs. Deputies said he is being held on a $5,000 bond.