Methamphetamine Lab Dismantled in Freeport

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

On Wednesday June 27, 2012 Walton County deputy sheriff Matt Aimanovich conducted a traffic stop at Indian Bay Drive in Freeport, Florida on a vehicle that was being driven by James Kidder (W/M, 07/30/1976) of Freeport, Florida. During his investigation Deputy Aimanovich discovered that Kidder did not have a valid driver’s license and the tag displayed on the vehicle was not assigned to that vehicle. Deputy Aimanovich then arrested Kidder for the traffic violations.

While Kidder was being transported to the Walton County Jail, Deputy Steve Key conducted an inventory of Kidder’s vehicle when he discovered numerous items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. At that time the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit was notified to assist in the investigation and cleanup of the methamphetamine lab. Kidder was charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Narcotics Equipment, Driving while license suspended or revoked and attaching tag not assigned to vehicle and taken to the Walton County Jail.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2012 at 01:18 PM
    We have a lot of kooks in north Florida. They are bad enough as it is but for them to get on meth they are some worse trouble. We don't need anyone driving around kookier than they are any other time.
  • by Matthew Location: Niceville Florida on Jun 29, 2012 at 08:16 PM
    Thank you for your story but as the arresting deputy I would like to state that it was Deputy Matt Key, Steve Key's brother, who inventoried the vehicle and discovered the Meth lab. I hope you can correct this and give him the proper notice that he deserves. Thank you, Matthew Aimanovich
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