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Discovery of Interlachen meth lab leads to 5 arrests, deputies say

Booking photos (from left to right) of Walling Beecher, Michael Beregon, Victor Concepcion, Alucia Hill, Travis Wheeler
Booking photos (from left to right) of Walling Beecher, Michael Beregon, Victor Concepcion, Alucia Hill, Travis Wheeler

INTERLACHEN, Fla. – Five people were arrested Wednesday morning after a methamphetamine lab was found in Interlachen, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies responded about 5:30 a.m. to a noise complaint on Caribbean Street.

When they arrived, deputies noticed a strong chemical odor coming from the east side of a home.

That's where Sergeant Shannon DePew said he spotted an active, one-pot meth lab, with a liquid mixture bubbling inside, lying in the grass. 

A search warrant was then obtained for the residence. 

After the Sheriff's Office Drug and Vice Unit searched the home, deputies said, Victor Concepcion, Alucia Hill, Walling Beecher, Michael Bergeron and Timothy Wheeler were arrested.

The five were then taken to the Putnam County Jail, where they were booked on the following charges:

  • Concepcion: One count of the possession of amphetamine, one count of trafficking amphetamine and one count of the possession of drugs -- no bond
  • Hill: One count of producing drugs and one count of the possession of drug equipment -- $5,500 bond
  • Beecher: One count of producing drugs and one count of the possession of drug equipment -- $5,500 bond
  • Bergeron: One count of producing drugs and one count of the possession of drug equipment -- $5,500 bond
  • Wheeler: One count of producing drugs, one count of the possession of drug equipment and one count of the possession of a weapon -- $15,500 bond