From left to right Christopher Blair and Travis Lucas.
Two men were arrested on Wednesday night after the Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force (DTF) received information about methamphetamine being manufactured in the City of Valparaiso.
A concerned citizen had called about the manufacturing process being active at a Carie Way home, placing the community at risk.
Upon arrival, DTF investigators made contact with occupant Travis
Lucas and detected an odor associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamines. Lucas admitted to having possession of methamphetamine, but denied the manufacturing.
Investigators entered the location and discovered Christopher Blair attempting to destroy evidence, dumping hazardous chemicals down the sink.
Evidence and suspect statements confirmed methamphetamine was being processed at that location. Additional investigators responded to process the scene, collect evidence, dismantle the clandestine methamphetamine lab, and turn hazardous chemicals over to a hazmat contractor.
The DTF is comprised of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Niceville Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.