Crystal River, Florida — On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit, Levy/Citrus Meth Task Force, and Citrus Fire Rescue and Hazardous Materials Team executed a search warrant for the manufacturing of methamphetamine at 4220 North Ashton Terrace, Crystal River 34428.
During a search of the property, approximately 61 vessels used to manufacture methamphetamine were located. According to investigators, 35 reactionary vessels, otherwise known as one pot meth labs, shatters the previous record of 28 found last year during an unrelated meth lab investigation. The remaining 26 vessels were hydrochloric gas generators. Both of these vessels mentioned are essential in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine and are both considered hazardous.
Citrus County Code Enforcement was notified and responded to the scene. Code Enforcement will seek to condemn the property that will eventually result in the destruction of the residence on the property due to the deplorable conditions inside the home. Jordan Kennedy and Lindsey Houghwot were arrested on various charges resulting from the investigation. Kennedy and Houghwot were renting the mobile home. The homeowner was on scene with investigators and was not aware of the drug situation at the residence or the condition of the home. He has been fully cooperative with law enforcement throughout the investigation.
DCF also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. As a result, two minors were removed from the home and taken into state care due to the arrests and living conditions.
Citrus County Sheriff, Sergeant Ed Blair, and his investigators said they were very disturbed by the conditions inside of the home.
“Many of us have been doing this a long time and this is some of the worst filth and living conditions we’ve seen. To know that kids lived here is absolutely heartbreaking,” Sergeant Blair said.
Lindsey Houghwot, 27, was arrested on felony charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemicals used to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Alprazolam without a Prescription, and a misdemeanor charges of Possession of Paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending.
Jordan Kennedy, 23, was arrested on felony charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Chemicals used to Manufacture Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Alprazolam without a Prescription, and a misdemeanor charges of Possession of Paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending.