Meth bust in Crystal River

citrus county meth bust
Suspects sit handcuffed as officials clear the scene. [CCSO]
Crystal River, Florida — Crystal River is short a few more criminals tonight.

Today, June 25, 2014, members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit and the Community Crimes Division executed a search warrant at 8146 North Pine Haven Point, Crystal River. Detectives had evidence that methamphetamine was being manufactured in the home.

After detectives searched inside the home, several items known to be used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine were found.

Items found include; chemical agents, HcL gas generators, and the remnants of “One Pot” Meth Labs.

Also During the search, investigators located a large amount of illegal mushrooms. Such mushrooms contain Psilocybin, a hallucinogen which is considered a controlled substance. The investigation revealed the mushrooms were used and possessed by the occupants of the home.

Fire Rescue’s Hazmat Team also assisted in the cleanup efforts to ensure safety during the search.

Citrus County Meth Bust
Citrus County Fire Rescue and Hazmat Team [CCSO]
This investigation is ongoing and could yield more arrests.

As a result of the search warrant investigation, six subjects were arrested on various Felony charges:

  • Amy Endsley – Own/Rent/Lease a Residence for the Purposes of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia.
  • Zachary Kellner – Possession of Controlled Substance and paraphernalia
  • Tara Murawski – Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia
  • Ben Padgett – Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia
  • Richard Harclerode – Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia
  • Vera Lindahl – Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia

No members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office or Citrus County Fire Rescue were injured during the incident.

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