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Atlantic Beach Police: 3 people found cooking meth under ICW bridge

6:24 PM, Sep 14, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- An early morning patrol by the Atlantic Beach Police Department discovered three people underneath the
Atlantic Boulevard Intracoastal Waterway Bridge cooking meth.

Commander Tiffany Layson with the Atlantic Beach Police Department said a routine patrol on Johnston Island Friday morning found the two men and one woman on a road that runs under the bridge.

Layson said the patrol officer saw the three cooking meth outside of their vehicle while routinely patrolling Johnston Island.

SLIDESHOW: 3 people found cooking meth under ICW bridge

The meth lab is contained, Layson said.  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department are assisting.

Layson said the cleanup will take about three to four hours.

Traffic is not being impacted by the investigation.

The three people arrested have been identified as 28-year-old Russell Harding, 26-year-old Dustin Love and 34-year-old Carrie White. 

Police arrested and transported all three to the Duval County Pretrial Detention Facility.  They are not eligible to receive bond.

Dustin Love is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of listed chemicals with intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance, manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia for the manufacture or delivery of drugs.  All are felonies.

Carrie White is charged with three felonies: possession of listed chemicals with intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia for the manufacture or delivery of drugs and manufacture of methamphetamine.

Russell Harding faces charges of possession of not more than 20 grams marijuana (a misdemeanor), manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia for the manufacture or delivery of drugs and possession of listed chemicals with intent to unlawfully manufacture a controlled substance.

All three are scheduled to make a first appearance Friday afternoon.

First Coast News

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