“This dangerous lab was located right in the middle of our town. Thanks to our citizens for letting us know so we can clean-up our community."

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Several tips from concerned citizens led the DeFuniak Springs Police Department to a residence where methamphetamine was being cooked and sold.

 

Detectives conducted an investigation that led them to 882 West Orange Ave. Responding around noon on March 22 with Probation and Parole, detectives and officers made contact with the residents and probationer Timothy Malcom Herring. A probation search of the residence revealed numerous items of drug paraphernalia and drug activity.

Detectives then obtained a probable cause search warrant of the residence. The search revealed many items of drug paraphernalia, controlled substances to include meth, and listed chemicals used in the manufacture of meth. A hazard materials removal team from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office was called in to assist in removing the caustic chemicals and debris.

“This dangerous lab was located right in the middle of our town. Thanks to our citizens for letting us know so we can clean up our community,” said Police Chief Mark Weeks.

The search and cleanup lasted into the night, with four people being arrested and additional charges pending.

Arrested and charged were: Herring, 40, for possession of controlled substances, manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of listed precursor chemicals, possession of paraphernalia, and probation violation; Kimberly Marie Fiss, 32, for possession of Xanax with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia; Angel Marie Allen, 31, for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia; Elmer Olin Andrews, 51, for possession of paraphernalia.

“Thanks again to our citizens, Probation and Parole officers, and Walton County Sheriff’s investigators for assisting us in this drug case," Weeks said.

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