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Meth lab found at Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra

11:42 AM, Jan 10, 2013   |    comments
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PONTE VEDRA, Fla. - Two have been arrested after St. Johns County Sheriff's found a methamphetamine lab in their hotel room early Thursday morning.

Deputies were called to the Marriott at Sawgrass after hotel security was notified of a possible credit card fraud after a man and woman checked into the hotel, according to Sergeant Chuck Mulligan, a spokesperson with the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to the hotel shortly after 2:00 a.m. in reference to the credit card fraud and accompanied Marriott security to contact the occupants, according to a release from SJSO. Once deputies had access to the room, they allegedly discovered an active methamphetamine "cook" inside the room along with other articles of drug paraphernalia, the release details.

Corey McGann Smith, 34, of Panama Beach and Amanda Underwood, 29, of Nashville, Tennessee have been identified as suspects, according to the SJSO.

At least four adjacent rooms to the alleged methamphetamine lab were evacuated as a precaution, according to the SJSO.

Smith and Underwood are facing charges of producing methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Each are being held on a $46,000 bond.

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