Deputies: Man arrested after mobile meth lab bust outside Publix

SJCSO: 2 duffel bags with 127 grams of methamphetamine oil discovered inside van

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office photo photo of Joseph Stratton

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - A St. Augustine man was arrested Monday afternoon after he was found in possession of a mobile meth lab in the parking lot of a Publix supermarket on State Road 16, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office said. 

Joseph Stratton, 30, is charged with producing and trafficking methamphetamine, according to St. Johns County Jail records. 

Deputies said they went to the Public after receiving a tip and found Stratton standing next to a van with a woman.

Inside the van, deputies said, they discovered two duffel bags that contained 127 grams of methamphetamine oil, batteries, scales and other equipment used in the manufacture of the drug.

The woman was arrested for giving false information to deputies, the Sheriff's Office said. 

Stratton is being held on a $65,000 bond at the St. Johns County Jail.

 

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