Meth lab makes third bust in three days for DTF

Published 9:48pm Sunday, March 18, 2012

Assisting the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department with a domestic dispute Saturday evening turned into the third drug bust for agents with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force in as many days.

DTF agent Scott Walden said he responded to a home at 3181 Poarch Road Saturday at approximately 6 p.m. to assist deputies with a domestic dispute and uncovered a meth lab in the process.

Ronnie White, 30, was arrested and charged by both the DTF and the Sheriff’s Department according to Walden.

“A female at the residence stated he was cooking meth in the house and she was tired of it,” Walden said. “She gave us a written statement and verbal consent to search the house and the property.”

Walden explained what was found is categorized as a non-active meth lab, meaning the lab was not “cooking” methamphetamines at the time it was discovered.

Walden said a search of the home turned up Sudafed, Ammonia Nitrate, Lithium batteries and a Lithium strip, all substances used in the manufacturing of meth. Two bottles with possible meth residue inside them were also found in the home.

White was charged by the DTF with manufacturing of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. He was also charged with domestic assault by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department.
White was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.

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