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Trove of drugs found in search of Middleburg home, 2 arrested

Woman charged with child neglect after deputies say she sold meth from house while holding infant; Man charged with selling crack cocaine


CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A search Wednesday of a Middleburg home led to the seizure of drugs and the arrests of two people, one of whom sold meth from the house while holding a baby, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said.

As part of a drug investigation, members of the Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime/Narcotics Unit, the Targeted Narcotics Team and SWAT served a search warrant Wednesday morning at a home on Talisman Drive near the intersection of Henley Road and Blanding Boulevard.

“I see the whole street just covered with police and two big SWAT vehicles," neighbor Stephen Roberts said.

Neighbor Luke Leonard added: “I was, like, ‘That’s kind of weird. That’s unusual.’”

Deputies said they found 11 grams of methamphetamine, 2 grams of crack cocaine, 2 grams of heroin, 3.5 grams of powder cocaine, 6.5 grams of MDMA, 7.5 grams of marijuana and pills.

Mackenzie Lamb and Samuel Jones were arrested. According to an arrest report, a confidential informant working with narcotics detectives had been to the home on multiple occasions to buy drugs from Lamb.

Lamb, 23, was booked into the Clay County jail on charges of child neglect and sale and delivery of methamphetamine. According to detectives, when Lamb previously sold meth to a confidential informant at the house, she was holding an infant.

Jones, 42, was jailed on a charge of sale and delivery of crack cocaine. The Sheriff’s Office noted Jones also had warrants charging him with three counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of drug paraphernalia.

“They seem normal, then the next day, the cops are outside your door,” Roberts said.

Another neighbor who saw law enforcement lining the street said the Department of Children and Families was called to the scene because a baby and a young girl were living in the house, but authorities have not confirmed that.

Clay County deputies have been cracking down on suspected drug homes since last year. The sheriff has said many of the tips leading to the raids have come from concerned neighbors during community walks.


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