|Meth lab busted off US 90 east of Macclenny|
|The Press - News|
|Written by Joel Addington|
|Wednesday, 11 April 2012 12:09|
The Baker County sheriff’s department arrested another man suspected of making methamphetamine early this week, this time at a dilapidated trailer east of Macclenny the morning of April 9.
Michael Tillman Spivey, 33, was booked at county jail for manufacturing the drug after being cleared by emergency medical services personnel called to the residence at 11245 Rayonier Rd. about 11 am.
There sheriff’s investigators found various paraphernalia inside, including a digital scale, blow torch, psuedo-ephedrine and plastic two-liter bottles, among other items commonly used to make meth.
Two large dogs roamed the front yard as police collected and photographed evidence. A shaking chihuahua was inside the 728-square-foot mobile home built in 1970 and two junk vehicles, several rusted propane tanks and other refuse littered the front yard.
Investigator Mike Hauge said the sheriff’s office received information that Mr. Spivey was purchasing psuedo-ephedrine, a key ingredient in making meth, in Jacksonville before visiting the address on Monday.
Mr. Spivey was arraigned the following afternoon and his bond set at $50,000.
The suspect is an habitual traffic offender, court records show.
He was released last October after serving 44 days in county jail following an arrest for driving on a suspended license. His criminal history also includes a three-month county jail sentence in January, 2009 for a DUI arrest in 2008.
The roughly 10-acre Rayonier Road property is just east of the Walmart Distribution Center off US 90 in the Mattox Farm subdivision. It’s owned by R.T. Spivey Jr. and Verdie Gail Spivey, according to property records.
Manufacturing methamphetamine is a felony.
Mr. Spivey’s arrest comes just over a month after four other suspects in two separate cases, both involving a male and female, from Glen St. Mary and Baxter, respectively, were arrested in early March for manufacturing the drug or procuring ingredients to do so.
Five other males have been arrested in Baker County on similar charges and two in Baldwin since mid-December of 2011.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 12:48|