The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force (DTF) responded to and dismantled an active clandestine methamphetamine lab in the City of Niceville Wednesday morning.
Niceville Police observed 28-year old Holly K. McDaniel driving a motor vehicle with an expired tag in the area of Palm Blvd and 22nd St. Officers contacted her and found her to be in possession of
methamphetamine and alprazolam (a benzodiazepine known as Xanax and other names.)
During a post Miranda statement, McDaniel stated she knew the whereabouts of several active “meth labs” - one being at her own residence at 312 22nd St. Niceville. McDaniel gave permission of law enforcement to enter her residence and signed a permission to search form.
DTF members and Niceville Police entered the residence and encountered 29-year old Jeremy Fish, 25-year old Melissa Glowa, 30-year old Jose Domiguez, and 22-year old Sandra Hoenig.
DTF members also observed precursors commonly used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. A strong chemical odor was emanating from the residence and all subjects were evacuated from the dwelling.
Additional DTF members responded and dismantled the lab, removing ammonium nitrate, sodium hydroxide, lithium, ephedrine/pseudoephedrine, and other chemicals as well as more than 200 grams of methamphetamine.
Law Enforcement spent multiple hours on scene removing hazardous chemicals from the residence, which was collected and removed for proper disposal by a HAZMAT contractor.
Clan Lab manufacturers routinely put hazardous manufacturing waste in trash receptacles, throw it roadside, dump it on the ground, or flush it down the toilet, which puts entire communities at risk.
Based upon the evidence on scene, post Miranda statements, and investigation on scene, all five suspects were charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine.
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